There are laws in Canada that restrict who can engage in sexual activity.
These laws view sexual activity as more than just vaginal sex.
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Sexual assault is any kind of assault that is of a sexual nature.
For example, even if a 14 year old agreed to sexual activity with her/his 19 year old basketball coach, the law does not consider that the consent was freely given. The law also says that children under 12 years of age can never legally consent to sexual activity. You can show by your words OR actions that you do not consent.
If you are a young person under 18 years who has been “lured” (see definition on page 5) into a meeting for the purpose of sexual activity, a court would determine exploitation by considering how old you are, the age difference between you and the person accused of the crime, the nature of the relationship between the two of you, and the amount of control or influence that he or she had over you.
Assault is the intentional use of force against somebody without his or her consent.
This is because the minimum legal age for consenting to a sexual activity is 16.
In this article, Éducaloi explains the rules on the age of consent to sexual activities. In Canada, the minimum age for consenting to a sexual activity is 16.