In the meantime, Marshall had used Mr Fasoli's bank cards to buy a flight to Rome, where he continued his violent spree, killing a second man and attempting to murder a third within weeks.Marshall, from East Ham, east London, who is already serving 16 years for the attacks in Italy, was found guilty of Mr Fasoli's murder and arson following an Old Bailey trial. Marshall showed no reaction as the verdicts were delivered.

They protect kids and teenagers from manipulative predators who can easily manipulate their way into a younger person’s heart and bedroom. what if I’m 16-years-old and my boyfriend just turned 18-years-old? Now, here’s where things get a little funky and there’s a name for this funkiness: Romeo and Juliet laws. Trust, it’s really not as over the top and fatal as it sounds.

Basically, Romeo and Juliet laws reduce or terminate the penalty of statutory rape in cases in which the age difference between two sexually active and consenting partners–one above and one below the age of consent–is very minimal.

The point I’m making is that unless someone goes out of their way to bring you and your boo to court, you’re safe to continue doing whatever you two are doing.

Isn’t it sort of stupid for a law to determine how old I have to be to consent to sex? Everyone matures at different ages; some 16-year-olds are more mature than 20-year-olds and are able to make smarter decisions about sex than their elders, that’s true.

He said: "This case has echoes of the serial killings by Stephen Port.

There appears to have been missed opportunities and serious failings of the police investigation."Why did they not check the victim's mobile phone, computer, bank transactions and CCTV?"I'm shocked and surprised that the IPCC is not ordering an investigation."Yet again we are hearing about the horrific killing of a gay man where the police seem to have not followed quite basic investigative procedures."This case is another example of an isolated, vulnerable gay man being targeted by a predator using gay dating apps."The trial had heard how former male escort Marshall stalked victims on gay dating website Badoo.He went to Mr Fasoli's flat in Northolt, west London, on the evening of January 6, 2013, on the pretext of bondage sex, dressed as a law enforcement agent complete with handcuffs, police utility belt, holster and latex gloves.But one of the best ways to understand why statutory rape laws are in place is to look outside of how mature you think you are and think about things a little more generally.For example, with age differences comes a power play.Well, I can assure you, we’re none of those things, but we are definitely young women who are trying to look out for y’all.