Questions tagged [sexual-offences]

Sexual offences are a type of criminal offence in which sexual behavior forms the primary act of the offence, including rape, molestation, sexual assault, peeping, prostitution, and pornography offences. In some legal systems, adultery, fornication, and same-gender relations are considered crimes and would qualify as sexual offences. Use this tag with the tag [criminal-law] and any specific jurisdictional tags.

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How often do people who make complaints that lead to acquittals face repercussions for making false complaints?

In response to a recent question and others related to it, it appears that defendants who are found guilty, despite lying, are rarely punished further apart from the conviction. However, what happens ...
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A pressures B into having sex with C, who committed rape?

In france, rape is defined by sexual intercourse in the absence of enlightened consent given without (...) force or menace. Abel pressures, menaces or whatever Bob to force him to have sex with Cindy ...
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A had sexual intercourse with B because A misidentified B as her boyfriend. Did B committed sexual assault?

B has similar facial characteristics with A's boyfriend, C. A had sex with B with both sides' consent. B did not lie about his identity. Later A find out that B is actually not her boyfriend. Does A ...
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How much evidence of sexual harassment do the FBI or the police require in order to get a search warrant for the servers of a company?

Let's say a minor calls the police or goes to them and reports that she got a sexual text on snapchat, but she has no proof. Is that enough probable cause for police to seek a warrant directed to ...
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Is it a sexual offence for a 53-year-old to have sex with a nine-year-old, even if they are purportedly married? [closed]

The facts: a 53-year-old is purportedly married to a 9-year-old and intercourse is happening neither of the purported spouses, their parents, nor their acquaintances have expressed any complaints ...
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Can someone be prosecuted posthumously?

Can someone be prosecuted posthumously in the British or EU courts for alleged sexual offences committed many centuries ago?
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Sentencing guidelines - released after half or two thirds?

The Sentencing Council website explains how long an offender would spend in prison. I was interested in the first part of the below paragraph. For some serious violent or sexual offences where the ...
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Countries where being too drunk to consent does not apply?

Are there any countries where the victim being too drunk to consent is not sufficient to criminally pursue the perpetrator for a sexual offence? For example, a girl goes into a bar and voluntarily ...
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Countries with similar sexual offences Laws to Germany?

I will start by saying that my research into German law is incredibly limited, and I am just following news articles on the topic. I of course apologise if I have fallen for fake news! My ...
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Is it possible to sue a UK national from the USA?

Plaintiff is a U.S. citizen living who spent a year as a student living in the United Kingdom. During that year she was the victim of a sex crime. There may have been a criminal trial, and the outcome ...
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Can an adult sue someone who violated them as a child?

If a 10 year old was violated by two adults around 18 years old then can the victim sue 23 years later? What is the process? Would it, for example, make any difference if the victim is from, say, ...
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Police believe unreported rape left evidence

Police know there's a serial rapist in a particular area. He's left no DNA and victims never saw his face. Police learn that a unknown female victim from that area was examined by a sexual assault ...
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Taking phone from rape victims?

I read in a recent news report that victims of rape would no longer be required to surrender their phones to police for a "digital strip search", however the alleged perpetrator would. The ...
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Is mooning people in the UK legal?

If one pulls down one's trousers and underwear to expose one's buttocks but without intention to expose any part of one's genitals, for the purpose of conveying one's disapproval and irreverence to ...
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Does the law make any distinction in any context between garments intended to be undergarments and others not so intended?

If one goes out in gym shorts without anything underneath or in "boxer shorts" identifiable by their polkadots or plaid designs, and they both cover the same areas (genitals), neither of ...
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What is the legal status of publicly exposing one's breasts in England as a female?

Section 66 Sexual Offences Act 2003 addresses willful exposure of the genitals, as described by this question. Is there anything wrong with exposing breasts in public for women in England and Wales?
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Does indecent exposure require intentionality?

Meet Bob. Bob went out on the town wearing boxer shorts which in itself is entirely legal. A security guard pointed out to Bob that his shorts were unbuttoned so Bob buttoned them up. They later ...
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If sexual consent is gained by deceit or misapprehension, is the resulting sex legally a rape?

In Arthurian legend, the wizard Merlin magically disguises Uther Pendragon to look like his enemy Gorlois, enabling Uther to sleep with Gorlois' wife Lady Igraine; thus conceiving the child that would ...
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Is using the word Roleplay with overseas minor can land me in jail

Hypothetical Question: I am using an adult app (18+) for roleplaying. A girl from South Africa joined. She told her age is 14. I asked "wanna do roleplay?" She also kept her category in ...
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Is consensual sex between adult siblings (and pornographic material thereof) legal?

I was reading an article about a scandal involving a politician (allegedly) trying to set up a meeting with a porn actress, and it mentioned that the actress is mainly known for having a twin sister ...
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Is all sex offender registry information public domain in the USA?

In 1994, Congress mandated that all states develop sex offender registries. Two years later, Megan's Law provided that sex offender information must be made public. National Institute of Justice, &...
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Is sharing image images from OnlyFans revenge porn under English law?

This is a hypothetical question about behaviour that would, at the very least, be copyright infringement, and isn't very nice, so shouldn't be done, but I'm specifically interested in the 'revenge ...
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Is “dry humping” someone under 18 considered rape? [duplicate]

Can fully-clothed dry-humping someone under 18 without consent count as rape in the state of Arizona? And if not, what sort of offense is it? If found guilty, what would a typical punishment be in the ...
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Accusing for sex offenders [closed]

Can someone register your phone number in a sex offenders list without no proof is this illegal because I’m trying to sue them
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Is discussing sexually explicit content in public a crime?

I am curious as to whether there is any prohibition, in England & Wales, on discussing sexual content in public. The public location could include a street outside, or perhaps an office ...
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Is it legal to wear a short a little transparent like this, outside?

Is it legal or prohibited to wear, for example in my garden where I can be seen by others, or at the beach, a semi-transparent shorts and my organs under (…like the picture)?
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Explicit images sent by adults [duplicate]

I know that distribution and possession of any explicit images of children are illegal as it is child pornography. On the other hand, is it illegal for an adult to send explicit images of them to ...
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Sexting with a minor overseas

Suppose that a person who is 22 years old and is an Algerian citizen has been sexting a minor who is 16 years old living in the UK. Can the Algerian be prosecuted, and if so for what?
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Is it legal for a child to ask an adult for nudes?

I know it’s illegal for a child to send nudes of themselves, as that would constitute child pornography. However, can a child ask a consenting adult for nudes legally?
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What is the law about adults dating a minor?

Say that a guy was dating this girl since he was a junior in high school and at the time she was a freshman. Say that they stayed together over the years and he is now 18 and graduated. Is this ...
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Terminology around consent whilst incapacitated

As can be found in numerous places, "consent" is a fairly specific term and has various pre-conditions, such that it cannot be given whilst, for example, extremely drunk, under the influence ...
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Why is marriage with a minor legal in the US while sex with a minor is not?

It seems that marriage with minor is legal in many states. Yet sex with a minor is not. So they can't consummate the marriage before the child is of legal age? In most cases, minimum marriage age is ...
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Is there any cognizable ground for criminal prosecution for the surreptitious or unconsensual use of male reproductive cells or “spermjacking”?

Bob, the founder of a Silicon Valley business on a high-growth trajectory, meets Alice, and they enter into a romantic relationship. Sure enough, Alice informs Bob that she wants to be the wifey. Bob, ...
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How is damage calculated in a civil suit against a company where there is said to be widespread gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment?

California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) says that renowned game publishing studio Blizzard Entertainment, and its owner Activision Blizzard, have created a culture of “constant ...
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The relevance of Article 8 in consent to a sexual act for mentally ill people in UK?

I have been watching a Supreme Court hearing, and there are certain things that I don't understand. I have also not been able to find what these things mean on the internet. I will ask them as ...
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Is a person masturbating in a public bathroom/office bathroom committting an offense? [duplicate]

I was always led to believe that public masturbation only covers places where there isn't an expectation of privacy that people work and hang around (i.e. parks, supermarkets, hospital) so it would be ...
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Would sharing an unsolicited dick pic be considered "revenge porn"?

Inspired by a California Tinder profile that said "If you send me an unsolicited dic pic, all my friends will see it and will laugh at you" Obviously, sending unsolicited nude pictures of ...
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If a man has sex with a girl he thinks is underage, but the girl is actually not, did he commit a crime?

As the title suggested. if a man has sex with a girl he thinks is underage, but the girl is actually not, did he commit a crime? I'd think he did, since I have seen a lot of cases where the police ...
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Section 4, Sexual Offences Act 2003

I met someone on a dating website, things were going great and we ended up getting frisky on camera together. It turns out that they were a catfish. Would section 4 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 ...
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Was homosexuality still illegal in Jammu and Kashmir when 377 was updated due to 370?

When India updated Section 377 IPC and decriminalised homosexuality at that time Jammu and Kashmir still had Article 370 of the Constitution of India. Does or did the presence of Section 370 stop or ...
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Legallity of contract that obliges a signatory to perform oral sex?

In the American animated series South Park, in Season 11 episode 10, a character is contractually obligated to perform oral sex. I imagine this contract would be illegal to enforce? My suspicion is ...
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Is sex for rent considered prostitution in Australia

There have been a number of articles about people who have been exchanging sex for rent or accommodation. Assuming that at some interval a person provides sexual services to another and in for this ...
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What does UK law say about "sexual suggestions" to a 14 year-old when I am 16?

I, 16, have been accused by a 14 year-old of "sexual suggestions", such as: Touching her breasts Telling her I "want to go to bed with her". Telling her "I want to sleep with her". Telling her she ...
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On the age of consent and the age of criminal responsibility

The age of consent is 16 in the UK. The age of criminal responsibility in england-and-wales and northern-ireland is 10, and 12 in scotland. Given that the age of consent is the age at which an ...
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Do young animals count as pedophilia?

So, someone has been accusing me of pedophilia since I have an attraction to young animals. I know that it's pedophilia if the person is attracted to young human children, but does it count as ...
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Is "dry-humping" considered rape?

Can fully-clothed dry-humping someone without consent count as rape? And if not, what sort of offense is it? If found guilty, what would a typical punishment be in the US? Does it matter whether ...
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Marital Rape as Defined by Indian Law

According to 1860 Indian Penal Code: "Sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife is not rape." What are the possible exceptions to this law that would allow for a husband to be prosecuted for ...