Each state takes a different approach as the age of consent has ranged from 10 to 18.Some states, such as California and New York, set an age at which all sexual intercourse is considered statutory rape.In most states, the age of consent has been arbitrarily designated by statute.However, this age of consent varies widely from state to state.However, nobody under the age of 13 can legally consent to sex in New Mexico, regardless of the age of the partner. The minor’s spouse may legally have sex with the minor, although minors must be at least 16 years with parental consent or a family law judge approval to be married.If the minor is younger than 16, the minor may only be married if the minor is pregnant and a family law judge approves.
The law in Victoria sets clear age limits for when you can legally have sex. A person can be charged with a sexual offence if they perform a sexual act that breaks these age limits, even if the younger person agrees to it.
Other states imply a different method which, like the federal statute, takes into account the relative ages of both people.
The age of consent is the age at which a young person can legally agree to sexual activity.
However, there seems to be little public guidance especially to young teenagers who may be experimenting, on what the law states is the correct age for 'cybersex' (Sexual talk online, via chartrooms, webcameras, text messages.) One would usually employ logic and reason to deduce that if it is ok in the eyes of the law for a 100 year old outside a position of trust to have consensual sex with a 16 year old, that the state would even marry the two and allow them to co-habitat in a rented council house and be taxed, that you would expect cyber sex to be set at 16 regardless of the age of the other, as long as he/she is 16 also; considering that English law can go against the known rules of logic and reason these days, I feel the police are best to clarify what the law states for others.
My question is therefore thus: A) Is it a criminal offence for an adult 18 outside a position of trust to engage in coessential adult cybersex with a 16 year old ?