Sexual intercourse with a minor aged 12-14 will now be regarded as rape. Previously it was only classified as sex with a minor, carrying a maximum sentence of eight years in prison. But in many cases, adult perpetrators have got off with a lenient sentence if they were able to demonstrate they had a meaningful relationship with the child. The law was too lenient. The maximum sentence for such an offence is now 12 years in prison. Importantly, it makes it absolutely illegal for a child aged 12-14 to consent to having sex with an adult. Other laws were also passed. Sex dolls of children have been banned, and more powers have been granted to the police to conduct secret searches in cases of child pornography.