Child sex offenders under the age of 18 years may also be included in the register by a court order.Registered sex offenders are required to keep the police informed about their personal details and whereabouts.
If you feel unsure about someone’s age, it is always good to check.
When the law is broken, the police and courts may get involved.
They are also required to report the names and ages of children with whom they live or have regular contact. If you feel pressured to have sex, or if you’re not sure, you can say no. If they physically try to have sex with you without your agreement, they may be committing a crime.
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 NSW or visit their website (see contacts below).
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If you have been sexually abused, the experience and impact of that will be different for you than for anyone else, but whatever your reaction, it is a normal response to an extreme situation. finger, tongue) or an object is fully or partially inside another person’s vagina or anus.
So, sex here means sexual penetration – we are not talking here about kissing or touching that does not involve sexual penetration.
It is never okay for any person to have sex with another person who is under 16.