Adult roleplay chatrooms
They use computers at home, at friends' places, at the library and at school to work, play and communicate.
Some have net connectivity on portable devices such as mobile phones.
While the relevant laws vary across Australia, the possible charges fall into four categories: .
This law also makes it an offence for an adult to expose a person to any indecent matter, 'without legitimate reason', where that person is under the age of 16 years, or the adult believes that person to be less than 16.
In some jurisdictions there may be a limited range of possible offences to cover such actions.
Where there are laws in place, how are we to combat this predatory type of behaviour?
Whether or not it is an offence depends on the available law.
In cases of attempting to commit a sexual offence, there will also be a question of fact to answer - that is, whether the adult has taken steps towards carrying out their intent.