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Age of consent for a foreign country

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#1 psichi8


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:34 PM

I saw a news segment of adult men who engage in sexual chat's with teens in foreign countries who are as young as 16 and are within the age of consent for that country.

Can these men be charge with a crime if they are in the US when they engage in these types of chats, assuming their state law sets the age of concent at a higher age than the foreign country?
Becuase this action crosses international borders via the internet would federal law apply?

When I come across such individuals are they violating any laws where I should report them.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:11 AM

I have no idea what "in the use" might mean. Whether one might be violating any law in the U.S. obviously depends on the state in which the person is located.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:45 AM

Could you please elaborate a bit more on your post?

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:12 PM

Apologies I have edited my original question to better explain my question.

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