There are a raft of rape and sex offences that can be charged in South Australia and abroad, and the penalties for conviction can vary widely depending on the particularisation of the alleged offence. Culshaw Miller Criminal Lawyers offer representation to clients charged with all categories of sexual offences, including:

  • Unlawful Sexual Intercourse;
  • Persistent Sexual Abuse of a Minor;
  • Rape;
  • Indecent Assault;
  • Gross Indecency;
  • Historical Sex Offences;
  • Grooming Offences;
  • Child Pornography; and
  • Communications for Prurient Purpose.

Some sexual offences, such as those relating to the age of consent, only exist in very particular circumstances (e.g. whether a person was in a position of authority). The circumstances ‘create’ the offence where in their absence there would be none. While there can be little doubt that society frowns upon any offence of a sexual nature, the weight of circumstantial evidence can often misleadingly suggest the commission of an offence – or there may be genuine questions as to the appropriateness of a charge laid.

If you have been charged with a rape or sex offence it is imperative that you receive the appropriate legal advice, particularly given the heavy penalties and ancillary consequences (e.g. offender registers).

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