Police found Beckham and the boy unclothed in a hotel room, where they were engaged in sexual activity; it was later determined that the two had also engaged in sexual intercourse the previous night.Police also discovered hundreds of pornographic images of children on a laptop computer that Beckham had brought with him from Texas. In Beckham's home state of Texas, the age of consent is 17 and violators can face prison terms of up to 10–20 years.All sexual activity without consent, regardless of age, is a criminal offence.
(Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press) Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould introduced legislation Tuesday that would effectively lower the age of consent for anal intercourse, making it the same as for other sexual acts.
In March 2005, Beckham, then 31 years old, travelled from his home in Woodlands, Texas to Ottawa, Ontario to meet with a 14-year-old boy he had met over the internet.
The boy's parents, after observing him sneaking away in the middle of the night into a taxi, alerted the police who tracked the cab to a downtown hotel.
This would clarify that the age of consent for anal intercourse is the same as the age of consent for any other sexual activity and ensure respect for equality rights.
The age of consent for sexual activity is 16 years.