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Rape by compelling sexual penetration

S. 39(1) substituted by No. 47/2016 s. 11(1).

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

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

              (i)     to sexually penetrate A; or

              (ii)     to sexually penetrate themselves; or

              (iii)     to sexually penetrate another person (C) or an animal; or

              (iv)     to be sexually penetrated by C or by an animal; and

        (b)     B does not consent to the sexual penetration; and

        (c)     A does not reasonably believe that B consents to the sexual penetration.

    (2)     A person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable to level 2 imprisonment (25 years maximum).

Note to s. 39(2) inserted by No. 65/2016 s. 20(13).


An offence against subsection (1) is a category 1 offence under the Sentencing Act 1991 . See section 5(2G) of that Act for the requirement to impose a custodial order for this offence.

S. 39(3) repealed by No. 47/2016 s. 11(2).

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Note to s. 39 inserted by No. 47/2016 s. 11(3).


Exceptions apply to this offence—see section 48A.

S. 40
substituted by No. 74/2014 s. 4.

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