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Was it sexual assault?

All you should know about consent in Sexual Assault Sexual assault is considered as a serious offence in Australia. Consent is the crucial concept and most complex in a sexual assault. It is the deciding factor, whether the sexual intercourse was legal or illegal. Sec 61HA (2) of Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), sets out the definition of consent as, “A person “consents” to sexual intercourse if the person freely and voluntarily agrees to the sexual intercourse.” The law says that a person is unable to give consent when:...

Posted on 
June 3, 2018
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Sydney Criminal Defence and Traffic Lawyers
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Sexual Offences

Sexual abuse on prisoners with mental health

Prisoners with disabilities routinely face sexual, physical abuse: Human Rights Watch By the Specialist Reporting Team’s Naomi Selvaratnam and social affairs correspondent Norman Hermant abc news PHOTO: Human Rights Watch found people with disabilities make up almost 50 per cent of the prison population in Australia. (Supplied: Human Rights Watch) Pete’s first stint in youth detention left a deep and lasting impression on him. At 14, he said he was sexually abused and beaten by fellow inmates at a juvenile...

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March 26, 2018
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Sydney Criminal Defence and Traffic Lawyers
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Indecent Assault and Sexual assault-Everything you need to know

INDECENT ASSAULT By David Philippe @ Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyers The offence of indecent assault is embodied in section 61L of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), which provides: Any person who assaults another person and, at the time of, or immediately before or after, the assault, commits an act of indecency or in the presence of the other person, is liable to imprisonment for 5 years. An indecent assault charge is a Table 2 offence whereby the Prosecution can elect to have the matter heard in either the District or...

Posted on 
March 2, 2018
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Sydney Criminal Defence and Traffic Lawyers
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