Section 61KD Crimes Act 1900 | Aggravated Sexual Touching


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Section 61KD of the Crimes Act 1900 is Aggravated Sexual Touching and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 61KD of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Aggravated Sexual Touching’ and reads as follows:

61KD Aggravated Sexual Touching

(1) Any person (the “alleged offender” ) who without the consent of another person (the “alleged victim” ) and knowing that the alleged victim does not consent and in circumstances of aggravation intentionally:

(a) sexually touches the alleged victim, or

(b) incites the alleged victim to sexually touch the alleged offender, or

(c) incites a third person to sexually touch the alleged victim, or

(d) incites the alleged victim to sexually touch a third person, is guilty of an offence.

Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 7 years.

(2) In this section,
“circumstances of aggravation” means circumstances in which:

(a) the alleged offender is in the company of another person or persons, or

(b) the alleged victim is (whether generally or at the time of the commission of the of fence) under the authority of the alleged offender, or

(c) the alleged victim has a serious physical disability, or

(d) the alleged victim has a cognitive impairment.

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