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Sexual assault by compelling sexual touching

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

S. 41(1)(a) substituted by No. 47/2016 s. 13(1).

        (a)     A intentionally causes another person (B)—

              (i)     to touch A; or

              (ii)     to touch themselves; or

              (iii)     to touch another person (C) or an animal; or

              (iv)     to be touched by C or by an animal; 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S. 41(3)(4) repealed by No. 47/2016 s. 13(2).

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Note to s. 41 substituted as Notes by No. 47/2016 s. 13(3).


1     Exceptions apply 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. 42 inserted by No. 74/2014 s. 4.

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