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Sexual Offences

Sexual Offences

The majority of sexual offences against adults involve sexual acts without consent and The Criminal Code Act also contains a number of sexual offences against children.

The most serious of all sexual offences against adults is the offence of rape, which is also known as sex without consent and is an offence punishable by a maximum penalty of imprisonment for life.

A sexual assault is the unlawful and indecent assault of another person or the act of procuring another person to commit or witness an act of gross indecency. A sexual assault may consist of non-consensual sexual touching and in some cases by the use of unwanted sexualised speech, or a threat of unwanted sexual contact, towards another person.

The maximum penalty for a sexual assault is imprisonment for 10 years.

Other Sexual Offence include, but are not limited to :

  • Rape / Digital Rape / Oral Rape
  • Sexual Assault
  • Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
  • Unlawful Sodomy Of An Intellectually Impaired Person
  • Unlawful Sodomy Of Person Under 18
  • Using The Internet To Procure Sexual Abuse From A Child Under 16
  • Wilful Exposure
  • Distributing Child Exploitation Material
  • Incest
  • Indecent Treatment Of Children
  • Involving Child In Making Child Exploitation Material
  • Knowingly Participating In Provision Of Prostitution
  • Maintaining A Sexual Relationship With A Child
  • Making Child Exploitation Material
  • Permitting Sodomy By A Male Person Under 18
  • Possessing Child Exploitation Material
  • Procuring Prostitution

If you are charged and have to go to Court, it is critical to seek the advice of a Specialist Criminal Lawyer. Howden Saggers Lawyers specialise in dealing with Sexual Offence Charges and we have been assisting people on the Gold Coast and Brisbane since 2002.

It is important to seek advice as soon as you possibly can.

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