- If a child has just turned 16 and gets "groomed" the law wont do a thing, lets change that!
- United Kingdom
My niece was groomed for 8 months, she thought she had an online 21 year old Australian boyfriend, when it really was a married couple living just up the road. The police were involved for 6 months, and gave us great hope, but in the end it got thrown out by the CPS because she was over 16. Still classed as a child in most ways but not in this.
The effect it has had on the whole family is heartbreaking, and we want to stop any other 16/17 year olds going through this. Please help us.
We, the undersigned call on the government to change the "grooming" laws. Right now the law states that someone cannot be charged with grooming if the "child" they were grooming is over 16.
You are classed as a child in the UK until you are 18, so please lets change the law and make the legal age 18 to stop it happening to other innocent 16 year old.
The Stop people getting away with "grooming" because the child is over 16 petition to If a child has just turned 16 and gets "groomed" the law wont do a thing, lets change that! was written by becky curwen and is in the category Justice at GoPetition.