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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: 8 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 months ago.

Can you explain your situation a little more?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have been accused of doing so
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
what is the answer
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 months ago.

Did you know he was 14?

Customer: replied 8 months 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 8 months ago.
I understood the age of consent in the phillipines is 12....
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
have I committed a crime in the uk
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Can you answer this
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 months 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 8 months ago.
If I did not view it....have I committed a crime
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 months ago.

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

It depends what you have actually done.

Customer: replied 8 months 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 8 months ago.
have I committed a crime
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 months ago.

What was your immediate response when this was offered?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
We discussed her prices...I then refused to pay up front and said bye
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Still convinced it was a scam
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
what if any crime ,might I have committed
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No sight of anyone....so I was covinced it was a scam...I did not even believe.heexisted
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I never even saw her....so I was convinced it was a scam
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Do the police have to prove he exists...
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 months ago.

No.

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

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
what is the offence...if I never saw her....or him.....
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Very helpful so far....
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 months ago.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
can I be charged for any crime