Crime and no punishment


Crime and no punishment

Rubbing or fondling someone’s genitalia may be a perfectly agreeable way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon, but is it legal? It isn’t if the someone doesn’t agree to being so rubbed or fondled – this makes it an offence once known as indecent assault, but now called sexual assault in the form of sexual violation. This new offence was created by an Act of Parliament that replaced the common law on sexual offences with statutory offences – the Sexual Offences and Related Matters Amendment Act of 2007.

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