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Sexual Offences

Act of Indecency

The offence is committing an act of indecency with or towards another person. An indecent act is one which right minded persons would consider to be contrary to community standards of decency. Read More

    Act of Indecency with child under 16 years whilst being filmed

    The offence is committing an act of indecency with a child under 16 years and knowing that the act of indecency is being filmed for the purposes of child abuse material. This is a serious offence and upon conviction it is likely that the judge or magistrate would impose a sentence of imprisonment. Read More

      Act of Indecency with Child under the age of 10 years

      The offence is committed by committing an act of indecency with or towards a child under the age of 10 years. The offence of committing an act of indecency with or toward a child is a serious offence and upon conviction the magistrate or judge will consider a full-time custodial sentence. Read More


        Aggravated Act of Indecency

        The offence of aggravated act of indecency is committing an act of indecency in circumstances of aggravation. The Crimes Act provides that a person is “under the authority of another person” if the person is in the care, or under the supervision or authority, of the other person. Read More

          Aggravated Indecent Assault

          Aggravated indecent assault is an assault on another person, in circumstances of aggravation, which includes an act of indecency at the time of, immediately before or immediately after the assault. Read More

            Aggravated Sexual Assault

            Aggravated sexual assault is sexual intercourse with another person without their consent, knowing that they have not consented and in circumstances of aggravation. Read More



              Aggravated Sexual Intercourse – child under 10 years

              The offence is committed by having sexual intercourse with a child under 10 years of age in circumstances of aggravation. Aggravated sexual intercourse with a child under 10 years of age is a very serious criminal offence that would almost always result in a full-time custodial sentence. Read More

                Assault with Intent to have Sexual Intercourse

                Assault with intent to have sexual intercourse is, with the intention to have sexual intercourse with another person, intentionally or recklessly inflicting actual bodily harm on that person or a third person or threatening to inflict actual bodily harm on the other person or a third person by means of an offensive weapon. Read More


                  Groom Child under 16 years for Unlawful Sexual Activity

                  A person aged 18 years or more who intentionally meets a child, or travels with the intention to meet a child, that the person has groomed for sexual purposes and, who does so with the intention of procuring the child for unlawful sexual activity with themself or another person. Read More

                    Indecent Assault

                    Indecent assault is an assault on another person that includes an act of indecency at the time of, immediately before or immediately after the assault. Read More

                      Possess Child Pornography

                      Offences involving child pornography may be either State or Federal offences. They are regarded as serious crimes by the Courts and often result in a jail sentence. Read More


                        Sexual Assault

                        Sexual assault is having sexual intercourse with another person without their consent. The offence is regarded by the courts as a serious offence and upon conviction it would be exceptional for an offender to receive a sentence other than full-time imprisonment. Read More


                          Sexual intercourse with child under special care

                          This offence is committed if a person has sexual intercourse with a child aged 16 or 17 years and under their special care. A child is under the special care of the person if they are their step child or the person is their teacher or doctor. Read More