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In both examples (a) and (b) the older person could be charged.

For 16–17 year olds, another person 16 or older can have sex with you if you both agree to it, but sex with a person in a position of care or authority over a 16 or 17 year old is a serious criminal offence in which the carer/supervisor can be charged.

Registered sex offenders are also prevented from engaging in child-related employment. If you are thinking about having sex, you need to be aware of the risks that are involved which include getting a sexually transmissible infection (STI) like chlamydia and blood borne viruses like HIV. For information about how you can protect yourself against the risks of unsafe sex, contact Family Planning Victoria or visit their website (see contacts below).

All the services below are free for young people and the 1800 numbers operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

There are services that can help you with how you’re feeling, safe sex, relationships, sexual abuse and the law.

We advised Maddy that she is under the general age of consent for sex in Victoria (there are multiple ages of consent in Victoria and they apply equally to straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual sex and to people of all genders).

Maddy was also told that once she turns 16, she and her girlfriend can have sex legally in Victoria.

Maddy was also given referrals to local services she could contact if she wanted to discuss safe sex.

Her girlfriend (not Maddy) could face a serious criminal charge, jail and be placed on the sex offender register.************************************************************************************** Send your questions to Lawmail Can't find the info you are looking for? If you're under 25, or an adult asking on behalf of a person under 18, you can send your questions to Lawmail and we will email an answer to you within 10 days. When me and my friends were teens, we mostly met potential dates, boyfriends, and girlfriends at school or through friends and family, which wasn’t exactly the fastest or most reliable process.We didn’t have all the online options that teens today have.Now, in addition to Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter, teens have hundreds of sites just for them, and they can chat and get to know all kinds of people within seconds.If you feel unsure about someone’s age, it is always good to check.

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