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Types of Sexual Assaults

The following are some of the most common sexual offences.

Alternative verdict on a charge of rape, unlawful sexual intercourse or compelled sexual manipulation

If on a trial for rape, compelled sexual manipulation or unlawful sexual intercourse or an attempt to commit rape, compelled sexual manipulation or unlawful sexual intercourse the jury:

  • is not satisfied that the accused is guilty of the offence charged; but
  • is satisfied that the accused is guilty of an indecent assault or a common assault, or an attempt to commit indecent assault or a common assault (the 'lesser offence'),

the jury must find the accused not guilty of the offence charged, but may find the accused guilty of the lesser offence.

[Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 (SA) s 75]

Types of Sexual Assaults  :  Last Revised: Fri Sep 5th 2014
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