Question Details: I thought this was wrong, as she was a minor, so I managed to persuade her to stop seeing him. But now that I think about it, I wonder whether anything is actually held against them. What does the law say?
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New Zealand law does not prohibit a sixteen year old from dating an adult.
The law also says that when a person turns 16, they can legally consent to sexual activity, both heterosexual and homosexual. Turning 16 also brings with it other rights - click on the following link for more information about legal ages: www.communitylaw.org.nz
If your friend and her former tutor had a sexual relationship before your friend was 16, the tutor would have been committing a crime.
The tutor's employer (the school or wherever he was working) may also have had rules that the tutor was breaking by having a relationship with a student.
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