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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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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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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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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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 ...