Francis Shennan: Scotland ‘ahead of the game’ as debate continues about under-age sex

SO, the Scottish Mail on Sunday “can reveal” that “despite dozens of cases” of sex between 13 to 15-year-olds “none has resulted in prosecution”.

This was the basis for its splash yesterday which, under the headline, Green light for sex at 13, declared: “The age of consent has been ‘effectively lowered to 13’ as prosecutors turn a blind eye to underage sex.”

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