Section 150-175 of the Canadian Criminal Code is dedicated to sexual offences and related
charges. A number of instances where someone can be found guilty of a sexual offence:
a) Sexual exploitation whilst in a position of trust or authority towards a young person
b) Sexual exploitation whilst in a position of trust or authority of a person with a disability
f) Publication, distribution, transmission, selling of an intimate image without consent
g) Possession, access of, distribution, or creation of any form of child pornography
h) Making sexually explicit material available to a child
i) Corrupting children
j) Luring a child by means of telecommunication
k) Agreement or arrangement of a sexual nature towards a child
l) Exposure in any place for sexual purpose to a child
m) Nudity in a public place or exposed to public view on private property
n) Indecent exhibition near a public place
FAQ: What is sexual assault and what falls under the category of sexual assault?
A: Non-consensual sexual contact: unwanted groping or kissing, engaging in sexual activities
with someone underage, asleep, unconscious, or unwilling.
– Includes actions between spouses
– Includes actions with a person who is under the age of sixteen with another person who
is five or more years older than them
– Includes actions with a person who is under the age of fourteen with another person
who is two or more years older than them
FAQ: How do they determine what is considered sexual assault?
A: The original test the court uses to determine whether a sexual assault occurred
includes: the body part that was touched, the nature of the contact (intent), the
circumstances around the event, and whether any force or coercion was used.
FAQ: What happens if I’m found guilty of sexual assault?
A: Depending on the circumstances and severity of the crime, an indictable offense has
an imprisonment term of up to 10 years. If the victim in question is under the age of 16,
there can be an imprisonment term of up to 14 years.
*If you are a repeat sex offender, or a child sex offender, or are guilty of any other
serious sexual offence, it is likely you will be registered in a sex offender database
depending on the severity of your crime.
Being accused of sexual assault and then being charged is very serious. You need to have a very competent lawyer that is experienced in this area of law.
If you are being accused of sexual assault, call David Karp immediately for a free consultation.
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