(a) the penetration to any extent of the genitalia or anus of a person by–
(i) any part of the body of another person, or
(ii) any object manipulated by another person, or
(b) the introduction of any part of the genitalia of a person into the mouth of another person, or
(c) the application of the mouth or tongue to the female genitalia
Imprisonment for 14 years.
No, silence or lack of a verbal “no” is not considered consent. Consent should be affirmative and clear. It’s essential to communicate openly with your partner about desires and boundaries.
Yes, consent can be withdrawn at any time during sexual activity. If someone expresses discomfort or says “no,” you must immediately stop and respect their decision.
The age of consent in New South Wales (NSW) is 16 years old. This means that individuals aged 16 and older are considered legally able to provide their consent for sexual activity. However, it’s important to note that there may be additional laws and regulations regarding sexual activity involving individuals under the age of 18, particularly when there is a significant age difference or if the older individual is in a position of authority or trust.
For a person to be found guilty of this offence, the court must be satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that:
Sexual allegations in police cases often provoke strong reactions from the general public, leading to premature judgements about the validity of the claims, even when the credibility of the allegations is questionable.
Drawing from our extensive experience, we have observed that sexual offence charges are frequently brought forward with limited supporting evidence. The emotional distress caused by such accusations cannot be understated, highlighting the critical importance of seeking assistance from our experienced and specialised criminal defence lawyers.
Our team is dedicated to providing empathetic support while meticulously analysing the evidence, gathering relevant materials and devising effective case strategies. Our primary goal is to offer accurate advice on available options and the best course of action, ensuring that you receive a fair outcome.
Throughout the years, we have steadfastly stood by numerous clients facing serious sexual proceedings. In many cases, we have been able to uncover inconsistencies and deficiencies in the evidence relied upon by the prosecution, as well as identify viable legal defences. Our long exceptional track record includes many not guilty verdicts from defended hearings and jury trials, a testament to our unwavering dedication to providing robust defence and seeking justice for our clients.
If you find yourself accused of a sexual offence, please do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced criminal defence lawyers on (02) 9267 5555. Let us handle the legal aspects and alleviate your burden, allowing you to focus on moving forward with your life. We are here to support you every step of the way.