Is it illegal for a 30+ youth worker to date a youth at 16?
A woman at 30 odds is dating a boy whom I know, she is a youth worker, and works with kids frequent, yet is dating one, is this illegal? I like in the UK And what I mean is, I know its legal for a 30 yr old to date a 16, but I heard somewhere before that 'youth' workers cannot, and this is against the job and the contract, like teachers for example. Is this true?
Asked By: Kimberley - 7/8/2011
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If the boy in question is one of the youths that she is the youth worker to then she is breaking the law, even though he is 16. the law she is breaking is that she is abusing a position of power... More
Answered By: The one at 352 - 7/8/2011
Additional Answers (9)
Depends on the state in question
Answered By: Free Puppet Show - 7/8/2011
Ofcourse it is... just let them be.
Answered By: ? - 7/8/2011
If the kid is 16 or over, it's legal. Obviously she will look like a paedophile, but it's still legal
Answered By: Jacob Morris - 7/8/2011
Illegal no... More
Answered By: The Sugar Plum Fairy - 7/8/2011
It isn't going to look good on her record. If he is one of her charges, then she's breaching the trust her job demands and should be reported.
Answered By: Innit - 7/8/2011
It should be...it depends on the age of majority where you live.
Answered By: AAHHHH! - 7/8/2011
The age of consent in the UK is 16, but if she is an a position of power or authority over the youth then it might be illegal. And even if it's not illegal, it could violate company policy to do so. If he is not one of the youths that she works with and counsels/mentors, then there isn't any legal problem.
Answered By: $0.02 REMAINS - 7/8/2011
In the UK, a person, be they male or female, that abuses their position of trust, in this case a youth worker, could be a teacher or doctor, to procure sexual favors from a child under the age of 18, is committing a serious offence. the police and the courts are very firm about it, they just dont like it. Forget the... More
Answered By: jimbo - 7/8/2011
Check with the police and the youth center's director.
Answered By: Frank - 7/8/2011
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