Online dirty chat rooms
The adult might strike up a conversation which very soon progresses to a sexually explicit topic.
In some jurisdictions there may be a limited range of possible offences to cover such actions.
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.
While the relevant laws vary across Australia, the possible charges fall into four categories: .
If a child enters an online chat room they may encounter an adult person, who may or may not be pretending to be a child, but who is on the lookout for a child to whom they can 'talk dirty', send obscene images, obtain sexually explicit pictures, engage in cybersex or meet for sex offline.
The Act inserted section 218A into the Queensland Criminal Code.