Section 80AC Crimes Act 1900 | Offenders Who Are Minors


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Section 80AC of the Crimes Act 1900 is Offenders Who Are Minors and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 80AC of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Offenders Who Are Minors’ and reads as follows:

80AC Offenders Who Are Minors

(1) For the purposes of any offence, a person is not, by reason only of age, to be presumed incapable of having sexual intercourse with another person or of having an intent to have sexual intercourse with another person.

(2) Subsection (1) does not affect the operation of any law relating to the age at which a child can be convicted of an offence.

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