Sexual offences are normally associated with, rape and attempted rape, sexual assault, possessing child exploitation material, unlawful carnal knowledge, sexual offences against children and indecent acts.
Rape is broadly defined to be all forms of penetration of the vagina, anus or mouth. In theory, no one form of penetration is any more serious than the other. The offence is gender neutral, which means that both men and women may commit rape or be victims of it.
Sexual assault offences occurs where a person, unlawfully and indecently assaults another, procures another person without their consent to either, commit an act of gross indecency or witness an act of gross indecency.
Indecent Treatment of Children include indecently dealing with a child in any number of ways. Procuring a child committed indecent act. Permitting a child to be indecently dealt with. Exposing a child to an indecent act. Recording an indecent visual image of a child.
Child Exploitation Material include the making of, distributing and possessing material such as photographs or video images of real people who appear to be under the age of 16 years. Legislation dictates that an offender convicted of a child images offence must receive an actual custodial sentence unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Indecent Acts are wilful offences pertaining to an indecent act in public or to wilfully do so in any place with intent to insult or offend any person. The maximum penalty for this offence is imprisonment for two years.
They may be required to become a reportable offender under the Child Protection (Offender Reporting) Act. The person may also either not be able to gain or lose their Blue Card. This type of conviction may also have serious consequences on future employment.
If police are seeking to interview you, or if you have actually been charged in relation to any of these types of offences it is vital that you contact us to enable us to provide you with the best legal representation.
With advancements in technology detection of child exploitation material, it is imperative that your lawyer have the technical expertise to understand how to represent you. Having this expertise helps to properly defend you against these charges.
These are sensitive and difficult issues to discuss but an accused will always be treated with dignity and respect when being represented by E & H Law. If you have been, or think you may be, interviewed or charged with a sex offence or related offence contact our team of experienced criminal defence lawyers immediately.
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