We will get back to you shortly. The sexual offences act 2003 provides specific legal protection for children aged 12 and under who cannot legally give their consent to any form of sexual activity. You can show by your words or actions that you do not consent. The position of trust phrase is called a sentencing enhancer or aggravator. You can use the force that is necessary to protect yourself from the attacker. It means that the regular class 4 felony (f4) of sex assault on a child in most instances is now moved up to a much worse class 3 felony (f3). This occurs where a person aged over 18 who is in a position of trust in relation to a child intentionally causes that child to engage in an activity of a sexual nature.
The age of consent for sex
The offence of ‘grooming’ was introduced under the protection of children and prevention of sexual offences act 2005. Even if you did not resist because you were too afraid, the attacker cannot say that you consented. You are not expected to put your life at risk.