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Yes – the Criminal Code does include a “close in age” provision that permits:

Are there exceptions to this law?

A person aged 12-14 to engage in sexual relations if the accused is no

more than 2 years older than the youth, and is not in a position of trust,

authority or dependency of said youth.

A

As per the Canadian Criminal Code; The age of consent is 16 years old in

Canada. This is the age that a minor can willingly (consensually) engage in

sexual activities ranging from sexual touching to sexual intercourse.

FYI - The age of consent was raised from 14 to 16 on May 1, 2008 by the

Tackling Violent Crimes Act.

However – the age of consent is 18 years where the sexual activity “exploits”

the young person. This provision includes pornography, prostitution, OR

occurs in a relationship of authority, trust or dependency (a coach, teacher,

etc). A sexual relationship can also be deemed exploitative based on the

nature and circumstances of the relationship. The youth’s age, the age gap

between partners, or how the relationship developed, over the internet,

secretly and quickly for instance.

What is the age of consent in Canada?

Section 151 – Sexual Interference

Section 151 – Sexual Interference

"No one can touch any part of the body of a child under the age of 16 for a sexual purpose"

Guilty: 10 years maximum jail time

Section 152 – Invitation to Sexual Touching

"No one can incite a child under the age of 16 to touch himself/herself of them for a sexual purpose"

Guilty: 10 years maximum jail time

"No one in a position of trust or authority over a 16 or 17 year old, or upon whom the young person is dependent, can touch any part of the body of the young person for a sexual purpose or invite said young person to touch himself/herself or them for a sexual purpose."

Guilty: 10 years maximum jail time

Section 153 – Sexual exploitation

The Criminal Code, offers protection to all citizens, but also includes

provisions that are child-specific offences.

There are a few laws you need to know, lets review!

The Criminal Code

A look into the laws

A person aged 14-16 to engage in sexual relations if the accused is no

more than 5 years older than the youth, and is not in a position of trust,

authority or dependency of said youth, or if they are married.

B

~ There are many misconceptions about legalities involved in Creep

Hunting. We have taken the initiative and had our legal team answer

some common questions. ~

Laws & Facts

Legislation applicable to Creep Hunters

Section 172(2) – Exposure

No one may expose their genital organs for a sexual purpose to a young person under the age of 16 years.

Guilty: 6 months maximum jail time

What are the Criminal offences applicable

directly to Creep Hunters?

No person may use a computer system, such as the internet, to communicate with a young person for the purpose of facilitating the commission of a sexual (or abduction) offence against the young person.

 

This is also known as “internet luring”

Guilty: 10 years maximum jail time

Section 172.1 – Luring a Child

What if the "creeps" claim that they did not know that the person was underage?

If charged with a sexual offence against a

child, it is NOT a defense that the accused believed that the person was of age. In order for the accused to argue the “I didn’t know” defense, they must prove that they took all

reasonable steps to ascertain the age of the complainant.

Section 150.1(4)  The Criminal Code