The age of consent is 13 or 14 in some Asian and European nations. Michael Jackson thought he was above the law and he got away with it and he was never convicted during his life time. If an offender was seduced or had consent, could it be a defense against these types of charges? Cardinal George Pell a well respected high ranking member of the Catholic Church and the Pope's finance man in the Vatican, was brought to justice and showed to the world that no one is above the law. It was proven the Pell did not consent nor was he seduced by the boys, he took advantage of his position and was opportunistic and brazenly denied the allegations.