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The documen apparently said: "NCCL proposes that the age of consent should be lowered to 14, with special provision for situations where the partners are close in age, or where consent of a child over 10 can be proved.
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Because we are so confused about this and we have kept the age of consent at 16, the 15-yearolds don't have clear routes to getting some support," he said.
The big question remains what would happen to young people between 16 and 18 years who may have been booked for rape during the period the age of consent was 18 years.
This was followed by top ten hit Why, which paved the way for debut album Age Of Consent.
She said that many jurisdiction across the world have made allowances regarding age of consent in cases where there is not much difference between the age of older partner and that of the minor engaged in sexual act.
For many years, the age of consent in Canada was only applied to girls.
The age of consent was a controversial issue during recent discussions held at the Shoura Council.
Although the pupils are said to be above the age of consent, it is a criminal offence for a person "to engage in any sexual activity with a person aged under 18 with whom they have a relationship of trust, irrespective of the age of consent".
The legal age of consent for sex is 16, which means that the act between the minor and the 29-year-old can only be described as rape since consent is not even raised.
A SOCIOLOGIST at the University of Glasgow wants the legal age of consent to be lowered to 14.
An earlier (2002) Pollara poll reported 80% of Canadians were in favour of raising the age of consent.
This argument is not new, since several historians have demonstrated that the campaigns to raise the age of consent in the United States and elsewhere in the West changed the nature of rape prosecutions and our understanding of who was capable of giving sexual consent.