Sexual Offences


The Crimes Act 1900 (ACT) provides severe penalties for a very wide range of offences of a sexual nature. This section outlines the many offences and the various penalties.

More than other matters, sexual charges are frequently contested and many defendants are acquitted. If however, a person is convicted, he or she faces severe penalties.

Other Offences

Abduction with the intent of having sexual intercourse with the person abducted and bestiality (sexual activity with an animal) are both punishable on conviction by up to 10 years’ imprisonment.

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