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CRIMES ACT 1958 - SECT 40

Sexual assault

    (1)     A person (A) commits an offence if—

        (a)     A intentionally touches another person (B); and

        (b)     the touching is sexual; and

        (c)     B does not consent to the touching; and

        (d)     A does not reasonably believe that B consents to the touching.

    (2)     A person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable to level 5 imprisonment (10 years maximum).

S. 40(3)(4) repealed by No. 47/2016 s. 12(1).

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Note to s. 40 substituted as Notes by No. 47/2016 s. 12(2).

Notes

1         An exception applies to this offence—see section 48A.

2     A mistaken but honest and reasonable belief that the touching was not sexual is not a defence to this offence—see section 48B.

S. 41 inserted by No. 74/2014 s. 4.



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