Sexual Offences Act (section 2) Sexual assault 17 Sexual Offences Act (section 3) Causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent 21 Sexual Offences Act (section 4) Offences where the victim is a child 27 Rape of a child under 13 27 Sexual Offences Act (section 5) Assault of a child under 13 by penetration
the sentencing of offenders convicted of any of the sexual offences covered by this guideline who are sentenced on or after 14 May The Sexual Offences Act contains a large number of new or amended offences for.
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Sexual offences 7 PART 1: GENERAL PRINCIPLES Introduction The Sexual Offences Act came into force on 1 May Part 1 creates a number of new sexual offences. It also includes a large number of pre-existing offences, some of which have been . Sexual abuse is defined under The Sexual Offences Act in many different ways, including inappropriate sexual touching, or forcing someone else to watch or perform a sexual act. The Act also defines sexual offences including rape and sexual assault, providing clear definitions for certain sexual offences.
The Sexual Offences Act contains a large number of new or amended offences for which there was no sentencing case law. Following implementation of this Act in May , a number of cases have been considered by the Court of Appeal and guidance from those judgments has been incorporated into this guideline.
For convictions on or after 3 December (irrespective of the date of commission of the offence), this is a specified offence for the purposes of section A (extended sentence for certain violent or sexual offences) of the Criminal Justice Act Draft Sentencing Guideline on the Sexual Offences Act 9 Personal mitigation. Section (1) CJA makes provision for a sentencer to take account of any matters that 'in the opinion of the court, are relevant in mitigation of sentence'.