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4. What if the girl suggests going away with me and I take merely the passive part of yielding to her suggestion?

It depends upon the purpose of the girl leaving her parents. If the purpose is for her to have sexual intercourse with men or a particular man, helping her leave her parents at her suggestion could bring you into section 127. In reality a boy who helps his girlfriend who is 16 years of age or over to run away from her parents' home so that they can live together, would unlikely be charged with a section 127 offence. It is not an offence to have sexual intercourse with a girl aged 16 or over. This is a relevant consideration in section 127 situations. Section 127 is an ulterior intent situation. There must be abduction. That abduction must be for the purpose of the girl having unlawful sexual intercourse with men or a particular man.

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