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Jim wrote at 2013-07-28 09:49:22
Your advice to this guy could have him ending up in prison if the police discover he has travelled to another country without telling them. The Sex Offenders Act is VERY strict in what you can and cannot do. His original offence may have been quite minor, but breaking the his conditions will be seen as SERIOUS and could end up with him going back to court and getting a greater sentence than his original one.

The advice you should give is for him to go and discuss this with his sex offender case worker as they will be in possession of the facts.

AsiaBill wrote at 2014-02-01 14:02:33
Once again like Mark before him Jim is thinking like an American as he has been taught and raised to think rather than questioning all that he knows and  curious and respectful enough to wonder if things work differently in other countries and cultures worldwide as they often do. The American definition of underage sex offender would apply to MILLIONS of people in dozens of countries where students graduate from high school at 16 and college at 20 and it's VERY common for 20 somethings to marry 16 and 17 year olds. Just because the USA criminal data bank functions one way doesn't mean that such is as efficient in other countries. In so many countries around the world laws can be flexible and left to the interpretation of the government official on the spot  


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