Other Sexual Offences

What Does the Law Say About Sexual Offences

Other Sexual Offences

Canberra Rape Crisis Centre

There are a range of other sexual offences which are included in ACT legislation. A person can be criminally prosecuted for the following offences:


  • Engaging in sexual intercourse or sexual contact with a young person who is under special care.
  • Engaging in sexual intercourse or sexual contact with their daughter or son, step-child, grandchild, great-grandchild or other lineal ancestor or lineal descendant.
  • Engaging in sexual intercourse or sexual contact with their sister, half-sister, brother or half-brother.
  • Abducting or unlawfully detaining someone with the intent of engaging in sexual intercourse with them.
  • Using a child for the production of child pornography.
  • Trading in child pornography.
  • Possessing child pornography.
  • Using the internet or electronic means to suggest to a young person under the age of 16 that they take part in or watch someone else take part in an act of a sexual nature.

(See Crimes Act 1900, Part 3 Sexual Offences, Section 55A-65, R83-Effective 24/4/2013, pp 42-54)


The impacts and effects of sexual assault and abuse can be very broad ranging (see page called Impacts and Effects of Sexual Assault) If you have experienced any form of sexual assault or abuse, please do not hesitate to contact the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre for support. We can offer you a wide range of assistance ( see page called Support Services).

Please call us on 02 6247 2525.