Scottish sex on webcams
The sending of a sexual image of a child, to another person.
It includes distribution through chat rooms, email, phone applications, text messaging, USB sticks and file sharing websites (peer-to-peer).
It is an offence for a person aged 18 or over to have any sexual activity with a person under the age of 18 if the older person holds a position of trust (for example a teacher or social worker) as such sexual activity is an abuse of the position of trust.
The Sexual Offences Act 2003 provides specific legal protection for children aged 12 and under who cannot legally give their consent to any form of sexual activity.
This type of contact may be appropriate due to distance, disability, travel or legal constraints.
RELATED FACTSHEET Sex and the Law, Northern Ireland (PDF) The age of consent to any form of sexual activity is 16 for both men and women.
The age of consent is the same regardless of the gender or sexual orientation of a person and whether the sexual activity is between people of the same or different gender.
260 computers and scores of pornographic material was seized in 15 raids of suspects in the past week 'It's an abhorrent crime and in this case a young man lost his life, which is something his family and friends have to live with.
We have been thorough and relentless in our pursuit of answers to why Daniel died.