Section 61I Crimes Act 1900 | Sexual Assault


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Section 61I of the Crimes Act is the offence of Sexual Assault and is extracted below.

While sexual assault 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 61I of the Crimes Act makes it an offence to have sexual intercourse with another person without their permission.

Sexual intercourse under the Crimes Act not only includes genital penetration by another person’s body parts, but also includes oral sex and penetration of a person’s genitals using objects.

Section 61I says that if you are found guilty of sexual assault, you could face a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment – however, this is a maximum penalty and only applies in the most serious cases.

The Legislation

Section 61I of the Crimes Act 1900, which deals with Sexual Assault, reads as follows:

61I Sexual Assault

Any person who has sexual intercourse with another person without the consent of the other person and who knows that the other person does not consent to the sexual intercourse is liable to imprisonment for 14 years.

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