Questions below re correct elements of criminal law in Scotland for a crime writer – any comments appreciated:-
I’m hopeful that someone is able to help me,
I am in the final stages of writing a crime novel (set in Edinburgh), and I would like to be accurate regarding applicable Scots law.
The scenario: A large country house which is used by a very select membership for sexual encounters. However, the house has one wing which is used by a paedophile group.
The questions I have are, what law would be used against (a): anyone in the wing? (b): the owner of the whole house? (I assume he would have a ‘duty to know’ what was happening), and (c): could anyone found in the ‘main’ house be charged with anything?
As something of a supplemental question to (c), given that the activity in the ‘main’ house is legal, if there was ‘recreational drug’ paraphernalia found (not on a person, but in the ‘main’ house), could all people be charged? And, if so, under what law?
Any help in this would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,