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Section 61K Crimes Act 1900
Assault with Intent to have Sexual Intercourse

Section 61K of the Crimes Act is the offence of Assault with Intent to have Sexual Intercourse and is extracted below.

While Assault with Intent to have Sexual Intercourse is a serious offence that carries heavy penalties, with the help of an experienced criminal lawyer you can fight the charges and get a favourable outcome in your case.

Section 61K says that it is illegal to deliberately or recklessly inflict actual bodily harm upon another person with the intention of having sexual intercourse with that person.

Actual bodily harm is any kind of psychological or physical injury that is more than merely ‘transient or trifling’ – for example, bruises or scratches, or anxiety or depression.

It is also an offence under section 61K to threaten to inflict actual bodily harm on another person using a weapon with the intention of having sexual intercourse with them.

The maximum penalty for either of these offences is 20 years imprisonment – however this is the absolute maximum and will only apply in the most serious cases.

The Legislation

Section 61K of the Crimes Act 1900, which deals with Assault with Intent to have Sexual Intercourse, reads as follows:

61K Assault with Intent to have Sexual Intercourse

Any person who, with intent to have sexual intercourse with another person:

(a) intentionally or recklessly inflicts actual bodily harm on the other person or a third person who is present or nearby, or

(b) threatens to inflict actual bodily harm on the other person or a third person who is present or nearby by means of an offensive weapon or instrument, is liable to imprisonment for 20 years.

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