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CRIMES ACT 1958 - SECT 38

Rape

    (1)     A person (A) commits an offence if—

        (a)     A intentionally sexually penetrates another person (B); and

        (b)     B does not consent to the penetration; and

        (c)     A does not reasonably believe that B consents to the penetration.

    (2)     A person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable to level 2 imprisonment (25 years maximum).

Note to s. 38(2) inserted by No. 65/2016 s. 20(12).

Note

An offence against subsection (1) is a category 1 offence under the Sentencing Act 1991 . See section 5(2G) of that Act for the requirement to impose a custodial order for this offence.

S. 38(3) repealed by No. 47/2016 s. 10(1).

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Note to s. 38 inserted by No. 47/2016 s. 10(2).

Note

An exception applies to this offence—see section 48A.

S. 39 substituted by No. 74/2014 s. 4.



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