I recently found out about this incident and am looking to find out if the law has been broken or not.

Does a 42yr old woman having sex with a 17yr old boy fall under the category of statutory rape?


Asked 3 months ago in Ontario
Categories: Criminal Law

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Andrew Captan

Answer by Andrew Captan

Not VerifiedOntario lawyer

A good summary of the "age of consent" re: sexual activity can be found at the following government website:

http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/other-autre/clp/faq.html

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Andrew Captan
Toronto Criminal Lawyer
www.toronto-criminallawyer.ca
andrew@captanlaw.com

Posted 3 months ago

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Yossi Schochet

Answer by Yossi Schochet

VerifiedOntario lawyer

A 16 or 17 year old cannot consent to sexual activity if:
  • their sexual partner is in position of trust or authority towards them, for example their teacher or coach
  • the young person is dependent on their sexual partner, for example for care or support
  • the relationship between the young person and their sexual partner is exploitative
The following factors may be taken into account when determining whether a relationship is exploitative of the young person:
  • the young person's age
  • the age difference between the young person and their partner
  • how the relationship developed (for example, quickly, secretly, or over the internet)
  • whether the partner may have controlled or influenced the young person
I would be happy to meet with you and discuss the options, consideration, concerns and likelihood of arrest (I provide for free a brief initial consultation). 

Let's talk and I will gladly advise you. 

My contact number is provided.   

Yossi Schochet 

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469 Lawrence Ave W (@ Bathurst St.)
Toronto, Ontario M5M 1C6
Cell: 416 450 4099 

Posted 3 months ago

Yossi Schochet 
Barrister & Solicitor 
Law 
Chambers
469 Lawrence Ave W (@ Bathurst St.)
Toronto, Ontario M5M 1C6
Cell: 416 450 4099 

Please note that this is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice to you. Legal advice pertaining to your particular situation can only be provided by a lawyer who has met with you to obtain all pertinent background information necessary to give you a formal legal opinion. For formal legal advice, hire a lawyer (many give a free first consultation). Contact Yossi Schochet, or search the Lawyer Directory.

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