Sexual Offences Act
A sexual offence occurs when your physical body is interfered with in an inappropriate way by another person, that is when a person deliberately touches any part of your body including [by that person's touching] your private parts in a sexual manner or way and/or by sexual intercourse, all without your permission or consent.
A sexual offence may also occur where a child under 16 years old is met or contacted by an adult through telephone calls, letters, or messages of any kind e.g. by texting or emails so as to meet with the child in order to engage in behaviour that is sexual in nature. This is also known as sexual grooming.