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grooming

the winnning of the confidence of a victim in order to commit a sexual assault on him or her, now a specific criminal offence. Although the most well-known stories are about the use of e-mail or chat rooms the offence may be committed by communication using any means and may be initiated from anywhere in the world. A person (A) aged 18 or over commits an offence if having met or communicated with another person (B) on at least two earlier occasions, he:
  1. (i) intentionally meets B; or
  2. (ii) travels with the intention of meeting B in any part of the world;
  3. (iii) at the time, he intends to do anything to or in respect of B, during or after the meeting and in any part of the world, which if done will involve the commission by A of a relevant offence;
  4. (iv) B is under 16:
  5. (v) A does not reasonably believe that B is 16 or over.
References in classic literature ?
The little bride hid her face on the groom's shoulder and sobbed.
He called to the groom that they must lighten-- and pointed to the bride.
Telling the groom to follow him with the horses, Pierre went down the street to the knoll from which he had looked at the field of battle the day before.
Pierre went to his groom who was holding his horses and, asking which was the quietest, clambered onto it, seized it by the mane, and turning out his toes pressed his heels against its sides and, feeling that his spectacles were slipping off but unable to let go of the mane and reins, he galloped after the general, causing the staff officers to smile as they watched him from the knoll.
"Sir," cried the groom, "they have traversed six leagues and have only been unsaddled half an hour."
"Here!" cried the steward, "here!" whilst the groom ran to a neighboring building.
"You have no right to beg at night," said the groom, endeavoring to rid his master of the troublesome intruder.
At this name, no doubt, the young man reflected a little, for he went towards his groom, saying, "This man is right; I did indeed charge him with a commission, the result of which he must tell me; walk to the barrier, there take a cab, that you may not be too late." The surprised groom retired.
She was disappointed: it was the groom who had returned.
"Tell your mistress," she said to the groom, "that I am going to Belford instead of to Redwood Hall."
'Arternoon, you mean,' replied the groom, casting a surly look at Sam.
In the morning, when the master came out on to the porch, fifty white Leghorn hens, laid out in a row by the groom, greeted his eyes.