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To Catch A Predator
1.       teaschip
3870 posts
 10 Mar 2008 Mon 06:32 pm

There has been several segments on Dateline a news show on NBC, here in the U.S. regarding "To Catch A Predator"
Dateline's ongoing hidden camera investigation into computer sex predators--grown men, trolling the Web for sex with minors.

In there last segment, they caught a 27 year old Turkish guy who had lived here in the U.S. for 3 years having discussions with a 15 year old girl regarding sex. Not trying to single him out, since there are many American men who are caught doing the same thing.

I'm just wondering in Turkey do they have protection for girls under the age of 18? In other words, having sex with a minor would be considered a crime in Turkey? At what age is considered a minor? Also,if these men are caught and convicted, do they face imprisonment in Turkey?

Or how about any other country for those who would like to comment where they are from...

2.       peacetrain
1905 posts
 10 Mar 2008 Mon 06:46 pm

Quoting teaschip1:

There has been several segments on Dateline a news show on NBC, here in the U.S. regarding "To Catch A Predator"
Dateline's ongoing hidden camera investigation into computer sex predators--grown men, trolling the Web for sex with minors.

In there last segment, they caught a 27 year old Turkish guy who had lived here in the U.S. for 3 years having discussions with a 15 year old girl regarding sex. Not trying to single him out, since there are many American men who are caught doing the same thing.

I'm just wondering in Turkey do they have protection for girls under the age of 18? In other words, having sex with a minor would be considered a crime in Turkey? At what age is considered a minor? Also,if these men are caught and convicted, do they face imprisonment in Turkey?

Or how about any other country for those who would like to comment where they are from...



UK drinking age 18(some shops will not sell to under 21)
voting age 18
sex age 16
marriage age 16 with parental consent (so they elope to Gretna Green)
age 18 without parental consent


smoking - age 16 (at least can't be sold to under 16s)
Driving - can begin lessons from age 17.

3.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 10 Mar 2008 Mon 07:34 pm

In Poland:
drinking/smoking age - 18
sex - 15
voting - 18
marriage - 18

4.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 10 Mar 2008 Mon 07:42 pm

Quoting Daydreamer:

In Poland:
drinking/smoking age - 18
sex - 15
voting - 18
marriage - 18



In the US:

Drinking: 21
Smoking: 18
Sex: 17 (considered legally old enough to consent to sex)
Marriage: 18 (you must get parental consent if under 18)
Voting: 18

5.       teaschip
3870 posts
 10 Mar 2008 Mon 08:37 pm

Quite interesting to hear about your countries legal ages. Thank You....I always thought for at least in my country the U.S. that if you could fight in the military, you should be able to drink.

6.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 10 Mar 2008 Mon 10:37 pm

Quoting teaschip1:

Quite interesting to hear about your countries legal ages. Thank You....I always thought for at least in my country the U.S. that if you could fight in the military, you should be able to drink.



I always thought so too, teas....I don't know what ever made them change the legal drinking age to 21?? It wasn't always like that.

7.       peacetrain
1905 posts
 11 Mar 2008 Tue 02:44 am

In the UK there are also laws to prevent sale of aerosols and some adhesives to youths under a certain age, because of concerns over substance abuse.

I went into Sainsbury's supermarket a few weeks ago and bought some teaspoons. The cashier was making conversation and mentioned that it was not policy to sell these to under 16s because they are used in drug abuse.

There are laws against selling knives or any sharp implement to youths under a certain age (16 or 18?)

There are also policies (I haven't researched to see if it is law)in stores etc.. regarding the sale of lighters, lighter fuel and matches. Lighter fuel is also sniffed.

There are laws governing the sale of fireworks, but I can't remember if age limit is 16 or 17.

On a lighter note . . . I am hoping a new law will soon be passed : This will be the law preventing the sale of chocolate and cream products to the over 50s

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