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.
- Indecent Exposure
- Acts of indecency
- Indecent Assault
- Consent and Sexual Offences
- Sexual Intercourse Without Consent
- Sexual Intercourse With Young Person
- Sexual assault
- Using the Internet to Deprave Children
- Child pornography
- Trading in Child pornography
- Using a Child for Production of Child Pornography
- Using a Postal Service to Procure Young Persons
- Using a Postal Service to Groom Children
- Sexual offences on children outside Australia
- Offences involving child pornography material outside Australia
- Sexual activity (excluding intercourse) with a child outside Australia
- Sexual activity (excluding intercourse) with a young person outside Australia
- Sexual Intercourse With a Child Outside Australia
- Sexual Servitude and Slavery
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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