Are there different kinds of sexual assault offences? Sexual offences apply to different types of sexual contact, not just rape.
The difference between offences depends on the nature of the assault and how much force the person uses.
The law also provides for the protection of persons with mental or physical disabilities without any age restrictions.
If you are a young person under 18 years who has been “lured” (see definition on page 5) into a meeting for the purpose of sexual activity, a court would determine exploitation by considering how old you are, the age difference between you and the person accused of the crime, the nature of the relationship between the two of you, and the amount of control or influence that he or she had over you.
Assault is the intentional use of force against somebody without his or her consent.
An injury is serious when the person wounds, disfigures or endangers your life. This booklet will briefly touch on the following: Invitation to sexual touching is inviting a child under the age of 16 to touch directly or indirectly, the body of any other person.
Sexual interference is touching a child under the age of 16, whether directly or indirectly, for a sexual purpose.
Providing sexually explicit material to a child is “grooming” a child using pornography in order to commit a sexual offence.