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Child Sexual Assault

Sexual Offences – SA

Welcome to the SA Child Sexual Assault article page. Everything you need to know about Child Sexual Assault according to SA law – Dated: 09/01/2009

What the Law States according to SA Law for Child Sexual Assault

According to SA Law for the charge of Child Sexual Assault:

Offences of this nature are covered under the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935.

The Maximum Penalty – Child Sexual Assault

According to SA Law for the charge of Child Sexual Assault:

A number of offences can be committed and include:

  • Sexual intercourse with any person under 14 years (also referred to as Unlawful Sexual Intercourse) [Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 s.49(1)] which carries a penalty of life imprisonment
  • Sexual intercourse with a person aged 14 years and under 17 years [Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 s.49(3)] which carries a maximum penalty of imprisonment for ten years
  • Sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 18 years who is under the authority of the accused, for example a guardian, teacher, medical practitioner, psychologist or social worker providing professional services to the child [Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 s.49(5)], which carries a maximum penalty of imprisonment for ten years
  • Indecent assault on a person under the age of 17 years [Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 s.56] which carries a penalty of eight years imprisonment, or where the victim was under 14 years, a penalty of ten years imprisonment.

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