Andrew Tetley, 28, who worked at a school in Lancashire, was handed a suspended sentence after the judge at Preston Crown Court accepted his claim that he believed the pupil was 16 - despite the fact he had access to records which would have confirmed her age. Section 5, part I "Sexual intercourse with person between 14 and 16" of the Sexual Offences Act 1 Where a person has sexual intercourse with another with the other's consent and that other person has attained the age of 14 but has not yet attained the age of 16 that person is guilty of an offence and is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term of 10 years. If the offender uses moral or physical violence, an extra half term is added to the initial time. Anyone who, taking advantage of age, attempts to obtain or obtains carnal access, by oral, anal or vaginal penetration, to a person of either sex who is over 13 and under 15 years of age, with his or her consent, shall be punished with two to six years' imprisonment. The definition includes any sexual activity between children that occurs without consent , without equality, or due to coercion ,  whether the offender uses physical force, threats, trickery or emotional manipulation to compel cooperation. Tribunals are held after the court process has ended. Costa Rica See also: If convicted, London also would have to register as a sex offender. He suggested that children who are victims of sexual abuse display a range of symptoms that include secrecy, helplessness, entrapment, accommodation, delayed and conflicted disclosure and recantation. A fourteen- or fifteen-year-old can consent to sexual activity with a partner who is less than five years older than they. Philip Barnwell, 36, was banned from teaching for life after he had an 'inappropriate' relationship with a Year 11 pupil, despite insisting he was innocent The former head of PE at the Catholic school was also accused of sending flirtatious text messages to another pupil, signed off with a series of kisses.