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NSW What is Considered a 'Sexual Act'?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by Toqual, 27 August 2014.

  1. Toqual

    Toqual Well-Known Member

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    What is considered a 'sexual act'?

    Apologies for the odd question although with the age of consent outlining the minimal age for a sexual act, what does that include/exclude?
     
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  2. winston wolf

    winston wolf Well-Known Member

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    I would say its covered by the same rule as pornography.

    "I cant define it but I know it when I see it"
     
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  3. Sarah J

    Sarah J Well-Known Member

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    Hi Toqual,

    In relation to the age of consent, under Division 10 of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), sexual offences involving a minor relate primarily to "sexual intercourse": see Sections 66A-D.

    There is also an offence of "procuring or grooming a child under 16 for unlawful sexual activity" which relates to activities of a sexual nature including exposing a child to indecent material: Section 66EB.

    In what context do you mean by "sexual act"?
     
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  4. Toqual

    Toqual Well-Known Member

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    For example,

    Fellatio? Is this considered a sexual act by law?

    I haven't been able to find a definition of a 'sexual act' in regards to the age of consent.
     
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  5. John R

    John R Well-Known Member

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  6. Toqual

    Toqual Well-Known Member

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    Cheers!
     
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  7. Toqual

    Toqual Well-Known Member

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    However, would any additional laws apply, e.g. exposing yourself to a minor (including if you are)? Please reference any legislation.
     
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  8. John R

    John R Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Toqual,
    As mentioned by @Sarah J, the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) is the primary criminal offence legislation for NSW.
     
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