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Law Regarding Underage Sex With Consent

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loong    1,688

Hi,

I've tried to search the forum to see if anyone has had a similar problem, but old topics are very hard to read because of the lack of quote boxes. Also most of what I have seen concern prostitution.

It is not clear to me if the age that a person has the right to consent to sexual intercourse is 15, 16, 18 or 20.

The problem that we have at the moment is that my girlfriend's son has had sex with a girl and the parents are now demanding money or they will go to the police.

I know that the law can be an ass, but I really can't believe that the police can do anything in this case

Her son is 15 years old and the girl is 16.

If the age of consent is 15, then surely no law has been broken

If the age of consent is 16, then I would have thought that SHE has committed an offense by having sex with an underage person

If age of consent is 18 or 20, I would have thought that it is no fault as they are both underage.

I have told my girlfriend that she should at least have a quick consultation with a Lawyer, but she is adamant that it is automatically the fault of the boy. I find that very hard to believe.

Has anybody been in a similar situation?

Does anyone actually know any facts?

The problem is that she is meeting with the parents tonight, I can't get out, otherwise I would try to speak to a lawyer in Khon Kaen to find out the truth of the law as I suggest that this idea that the boy is at fault is probably folklaw.

Any advice would be welcome

Thanks

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Lite Beer    8,193

For what it is worth my Wife tells me that they were both in the wrong and the Police will do nothing.

Up to the parents to talk to the kids. The girls parents cannot demand money.

That is my Wife's Thai thinking anyway.

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JAS21    1,391

My wife has just confirmed what I thought. Here it is 18 years old if the parents say you can and at 20 years old the parents consent is not needed. Strange rule, but I'm sure others will confirm the same. So under 18 years old is a real no no.

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garyh    5

If your GF's son is younger then perhaps you have grounds to go to the police so a counter claim against the girls parents may be an option.

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loong    1,688

For what it is worth my Wife tells me that they were both in the wrong and the Police will do nothing.

Up to the parents to talk to the kids. The girls parents cannot demand money.

That is my Wife's Thai thinking anyway.

This is how I feel, equal fault as they are both in the wrong.

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loong    1,688

My wife has just confirmed what I thought. Here it is 18 years old if the parents say you can and at 20 years old the parents consent is not needed. Strange rule, but I'm sure others will confirm the same. So under 18 years old is a real no no.

It may be that under 18 is a real no, no. But in this case they are maybe both underage and the girl is actually older than the boy!

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I am sorry to say we(my wife) has had to cope with this twice. In rural Isaan I believe they hear the 'Farang money tree' jangling :D and my wife has paid out twice to parents who have gone to the police and they are in on the scam too.20k the first time and 10k the second. Son in law was 17/18 and girls 16. The first time, the couple were actually living between both parents houses so all was 'out in the open.' The Girl FINISHED with S.I.L, then parents went to the police. :)

I kept right out of proceedings (although angry) and left it to be dealt with 'The Thai way'

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stickman    1

My wife has just confirmed what I thought. Here it is 18 years old if the parents say you can and at 20 years old the parents consent is not needed. Strange rule, but I'm sure others will confirm the same. So under 18 years old is a real no no.

No, this is factually wrong. The age of consent in Thailand is 15 with parental consent and 18 without parental consent.

The whole matter is complicated by a law of the jungle attitude in certain parts of the country and from some families who feel that irrespective of age, their daughter should not be soiled by a guy who has no intention of marrying her / or they do not consider him as the type she should be with / marry.

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loong    1,688

If your GF's son is younger then perhaps you have grounds to go to the police so a counter claim against the girls parents may be an option.

This is what I was thinking and said this to my GF. She just thinks that I am being ridiculous as it has to be the boy's fault.

As an addition, I also wonder if this is a scam. There were 2 girls involved. The other girl went with an older man (Thai)and he has been hit with a demand for 50,000 Baht.

I was home alone and had a visit from 2 men who seemed pleasant enough, but asking strange questions about GF's son. If he had a girlfriend etc. I gave them my GF's phone number and told them to call her.

If they have hit up a Thai for 50,000. What are they after when they have seen that a farang is involved.

My GF's son looks older than 15, so if it was a set-up, they may well have thought him to be 18 or more.

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loong    1,688

My wife has just confirmed what I thought. Here it is 18 years old if the parents say you can and at 20 years old the parents consent is not needed. Strange rule, but I'm sure others will confirm the same. So under 18 years old is a real no no.

No, this is factually wrong. The age of consent in Thailand is 15 with parental consent and 18 without parental consent.

The whole matter is complicated by a law of the jungle attitude in certain parts of the country and from some families who feel that irrespective of age, their daughter should not be soiled by a guy who has no intention of marrying her / or they do not consider him as the type she should be with / marry.

If this is true, My GF certainly did not consent to this and so she would theoretically have a claim against the girl. It should really equal out.

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sarahsbloke    29

My wife has just confirmed what I thought. Here it is 18 years old if the parents say you can and at 20 years old the parents consent is not needed. Strange rule, but I'm sure others will confirm the same. So under 18 years old is a real no no.

No, this is factually wrong. The age of consent in Thailand is 15 with parental consent and 18 without parental consent.

The whole matter is complicated by a law of the jungle attitude in certain parts of the country and from some families who feel that irrespective of age, their daughter should not be soiled by a guy who has no intention of marrying her / or they do not consider him as the type she should be with / marry.

..... and 13 if she is his own wife.

So if the boy was 15, the girls parents are in trouble too.......... tell em your son is only 14 and the girl is going to jail unless ......... 3 buffalo, 2 pigs, etc.

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Mosha    5,143

At least twice my wife's nieces at around 15 have had difficulty keeping their legs closed and their knickers on, and becoming pregnant. My wife's BIL is a policeman and they used him to apply pressure on the boys families. I don't approve and my wife doesn't mention these episodes now. My response is "It takes 2 to Tango", and" They both need a slap, him for not wearing a condom, and her for letting him screw her."

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nithisa78    384

At least twice my wife's nieces at around 15 have had difficulty keeping their legs closed and their knickers on, and becoming pregnant. My wife's BIL is a policeman and they used him to apply pressure on the boys families. I don't approve and my wife doesn't mention these episodes now. My response is "It takes 2 to Tango", and" They both need a slap, him for not wearing a condom, and her for letting him screw her."

What does it matter as wide spread as it is. Education & jobs. Family dynamic.

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Ulysses G.    25,571

I'm sure that this is not the case here, but the age of consent is higher when a payment of money is involved.

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TAWP    361

If a farang [on a distance] is involved sometimes even both the families in question are in on it...demanding a 20k payment and then the gf [of the farang] keeps half...

Not in this case perhaps, but...but alert before you pay out. Or let the family itself deal with it and you stay out.

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