Usually the judge will not sentence the offender immediately. Exploitative sexual activity, sexual assault or sexual activity with anyone younger than 12 years of age or between 12 and 16 years of age, except as above, should raise child protection concerns. An act to amend the criminal code age of protection and to make consequential amendments to the criminal records Act, LSE. To this effect, there are a few notable exceptions to the law: The other allows 14 and 16 year olds to consent to partners less than 5 years older.
You can show by your words OR actions that you do not consent.
Provincial definitions of a minor
If the person honestly and reasonably believed he or she had your consent to sexual activity, it may be a defence. Invitation to sexual touching is inviting a child under the age of 16 to touch directly or indirectly, the body of any other person. Depending on the situation, the Canada close-in-age exemption may completely exempt qualifying close-in-age couples from the age of consent law, or merely provide a legal defence that can be used in the event of prosecution. To help protect youth from sexual predators and to fight child sexual exploitation, which has become increasingly prominent in the age of the Internet, the Government of Canada has passed new legislation increasing the age of consent for sexual activity. Its goal is to provide the public with information about the law. Exploitative sexual activity, sexual assault or sexual activity with anyone younger than 12 years of age or between 12 and 16 years of age, except as above, should raise child protection concerns.