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Is it illegal in the UK to watch online a 14 year old boy

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Is it illegal in the UK to watch online a 14 year old boy have sex in the phillipines
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Can you explain your situation a little more?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have been accused of doing so
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what is the answer
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Did you know he was 14?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It was implied....but I never actually viewed it....so I do not know if it even happened....I was asked to pay...but did not
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I understood the age of consent in the phillipines is 12....
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
have I committed a crime in the uk
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can you answer this
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

It is an indecent image so viewing it would be an offence anywhere in the UK.

If you didn't view it though then it would not.

It depends what you have actually done.

There is no defence in saying that the event itself took place in the Phillipines though.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If I did not view it....have I committed a crime
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

If you didn't view it though then it would not.

It depends what you have actually done.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I assumed I was contacted by someone offering a range of sexual activities...including this...I did not view it...I did not pay for it...and said bye
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
have I committed a crime
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

What was your immediate response when this was offered?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We discussed her prices...I then refused to pay up front and said bye
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Still convinced it was a scam
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what if any crime ,might I have committed
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Yes, but did you know that you were being offered an indecent image when you negotiated prices?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No sight of anyone....so I was covinced it was a scam...I did not even believe.heexisted
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I never even saw her....so I was convinced it was a scam
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

If you haven't watched anything or negotiated anything then that is not an offence.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do the police have to prove he exists...
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

No.

I'm happy to continue with this please rate my answer.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what is the offence...if I never saw her....or him.....
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Very helpful so far....
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
can I be charged for any crime