Sexual & Indecent Assault
Sexual related offences are perceived as very serious crimes in NSW. Unfortunately, these crimes have risen in recent times, with the Bureau of Crimes Statistics and Research (BOSCAR) revealing that sexual assault has risen 3.9% in the last 5 years, while indecent assault, acts of indecency and other sexual offences have increased by 7.3% in just the past 2 years. There are many activities that could warrant sexual assault charges or similar offences, and all have a varying degree of punishment associated with them.
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As per section 61I of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) “Any person who has sexual intercourse with another person without the consent of the other person and who knows the other person doe not consent to the sexual intercourse” will be found guilty on sexual assault charges.
Child Sex Offences / Grooming
Sexual assault charges are perceived as very serious crimes, even more so when a child is involved. There are numerous actions that may constitute a child sex offence all of which have significant maximum penalties.
Under section 79 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) any person who commits an act of beastiality with any animal shall be liable to imprisonment for 14 years. The Crimes Act does not explicitly define the crime of beastiality; however, it refers to any sexual act that occurs with an animal.