Australia: Senator Nick Xenophon has proposed a law that would punish misrepresenting your age to minors on the Internet with up to five years in jail, saying that "we´ve got 20th-century laws trying to deal with 21st-century problems."
His call comes in the wake of the Carly Ryan murder. The teenager was lured to her death by 50-year-old Garry Newman, who posed as 20-year-old ´Brandon Kane´ online. The proposal has been attacked by a number of officials around the country.
South Australian Police Commissioner Malcolm Hyde said the proposal was well-meaning but warned that it would criminalise "humorous, innocent and erroneous transmissions, where the sender may have no unlawful intentions."