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CRIMES ACT 1958 - SECT 425

Alternative verdicts for certain charges of sexual offences

    (1)     If on the trial of a person charged with rape the jury are not satisfied that he or she is guilty of rape or of an attempt to commit rape but are satisfied that he or she is guilty of—

S. 425(1)(a) substituted by No. 74/2014 s. 7(8).

        (a)     an offence against section 40(1) (sexual assault); or

S. 425(1)(b) amended by No. 81/1991 s. 10(Sch. item 1.2), substituted by No. 74/2014 s. 7(8).

        (b)     an offence against section 42(1) (assault with intent to commit a sexual offence); or

S. 425(1)(c) amended by No. 67/2000 s. 7(4), substituted by No. 47/2016 s. 21(1).

        (c)     an offence against section 49A(1) (sexual penetration of a child under the age of 12); or

S. 425(1)(d) repealed by No. 67/2000 s. 7(5), new s. 425(1)(d) inserted by No. 47/2016 s. 21(1).

        (d)     an offence against section 49B(1) (sexual penetration of a child under the age of 16); or

S. 425(1)(e) substituted by No. 47/2016 s. 21(1).

        (e)     an offence against section 49D(1) (sexual assault of a child under the age of 16); or

S. 425(1)(ea) inserted by No. 47/2016 s. 21(1).

        (ea)     an offence against section 49F(1) (sexual activity in the presence of a child under the age of 16); or

        (f)     an offence against section 18 (causing injury intentionally or recklessly)—

the jury may acquit the accused of rape and find him or her guilty of whichever of those offences they are satisfied he or she is guilty and he or she is liable to punishment accordingly.

S. 425(2) repealed by No. 81/1991 s. 10(Sch. item 1.3).

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S. 425(3) amended by Nos 67/2000 s. 7(6), 47/2016 s. 21(2).

    (3)     If on the trial of a person charged with an offence against section 49A(1), 49B(1), 50C(1), 50D(1) or 50F(1) the jury are not satisfied that he or she is guilty of the offence charged or of an attempt to commit the offence charged but are satisfied that he or she is guilty of—

        (a)     assault with intent to commit the offence charged; or

S. 425(3)(b) substituted by No. 47/2016 s. 21(3).

        (b)     an offence against section 49D(1) (sexual assault of a child under the age of 16); or

S. 425(3)(ba) inserted by No. 47/2016 s. 21(3).

        (ba)     an offence against section 49F(1) (sexual activity in the presence of a child under the age of 16); or

        (c)     an offence against section 18 (causing injury intentionally or recklessly)—

the jury may acquit the accused of the offence charged and find him or her guilty of whichever of those offences they are satisfied that he or she is guilty and he or she is liable to punishment accordingly.

S. 425(3) re‑numbered as s. 425(4) by No. 65/1991 s. 4,
repealed by No. 68/2009 s. 97(Sch. item 40.29).

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S. 426 repealed by No. 9576 s. 11(1)(Sch.), new s. 426 inserted by No. 22/2009 s. 4.



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