Last of the famous international screw ups.
If she consented then I would've through that is that. What do you mean by 'groomed?' Was he simpy too charming? Either the age of consent is 16 or it's not.Illegality depends on the context? A court and a good lawyer could argue that he was in a position of trust. In any case, considering he is alleged to have groomed her, whether she was 16 or not, he is still committing alleged crimes.