The case was thoroughly investigated and officers took the decision that the caution would be the most proportionate response as the boy and the girl were juveniles at the time. I guess it really depends on how you are as a person. We didn't start out dating, but not too long after I turned 17 we tried it out, after all he quickly had turned into my best friend.
It is an issue that the defense must raise at trial.
The new found love that your daughter has found is fantastically powerful and she is overwhelmed with feelings in so much that nothing else truly matters.
It's like a drug and despite parents, friends, or even common sense whispering behind the scenes 'don't do this'.
So the ripe old age of 14 -- the age when you still have pimples, are as insecure as can be and are unlikely to get anything more than a kiss from a woman your own age -- is the only time when you can enjoy dating a woman your own age? Add seven to that, so you can date a 12-year-old -- an older woman"?
What about if your 10-year-old looks at you and says, "I'm ready to date, Dad"? There is so much a 12-year-old can teach a 10-year-old -- advanced coloring, advanced texting, and so many other important life skills. You're 20 years old and, under this rule, you can date a 17-year-old. There you are in college, and you get to go back to high school again to find a girlfriend.