The age at which a person’s consent to sexual intercourse is valid in law.
- One question, therefore, is whether the age should be reduced to 16, which is the general age of consent for heterosexual activity.
- We need to reinforce the laws governing underage sex, carnal knowledge and the age of consent.
- The girl is 15 - three years over the age of consent for sexual intercourse but six years below the age of consent for marriage in England.
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