Nor would it be in the best interests of the child Sexual assault of a child under 13 8. The prosecution has to prove that B is under Engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child. For the purposes of sections 25 and 26 family relationships are defined in section 27 and fall within three categories: Archived from the original on 4 May
Notwithstanding that the sections apply to unders where B is under 16, prosecutors should charge an offence s under the child sex offences sectionsor the unders offences sectionsif appropriate, where the penalties are significantly higher to reflect the fact that B is below the age of consent and that the sexual activity is, of itself unlawful. Child sexual exploitation and the response to localised grooming" 5 Jun ". In section 28 of the Town Police Clauses Act This may include whether the offender has been subjected to any exploitation, coercion, threat, deception, grooming or manipulation by another which has led him or her to commit the offence; The relevant ages of the parties, i.
Views expressed by the victim, and where appropriate the victim's family, should be taken into account in accordance with the Code.