Sexual Assault and Age of Consent Australia Laws Complete Guide NSW

Key Takeaway Here we outline the age of consent laws in Australia; sexual assault, sexual act, sexual touching and harassment offences, defences and their penalties; the statutory rape laws in NSW; how alcohol or drugs affect a rape case, rape statistics in Australia, and the various ways your knowledge as to a lack of consent ...continue reading

Bestiality Offences, Penalties and the Law in NSW

Sahar Adatia.   A warning to our readers: This news story contains graphic content. A South Australian man accused of bestiality offences after he sent videos of his family dogs licking his erect penis has revealed at his court hearing that he did so because he was “bored”. Ashley Scott Dennis, 30, appeared at the ...continue reading

Obscene Exposure & Streaking Laws, Offences & Defences

By Sahar Adatia.   The 2021 US Open at Torrey Pines Golf Club held in the middle of June featured just about everything, particularly in its fierce final round which saw a ball get stuck in a tree, and more significantly, defending champion Bryson DeChambeau frantically endeavour to make his way back up the leaderboard. ...continue reading

Production, Dissemination or Possession of Child Abuse Material in NSW

Poppy Morandin.   A Catholic priest in Sydney’s inner west and a police officer have been charged after an investigation into alleged possession and distribution of child abuse material. The charges follow an investigation by the Professional Standards Command in May, following reports that child abuse material was being stored and distributed on an electronic ...continue reading

What is a Sexual Act in NSW?

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A senior Corrective Services NSW officer has been charged in the aftermath of an investigation that sought to undercover sexual acts allegedly performed before female colleagues over a six-year period at a correctional facility in the state’s Central Tablelands. At the beginning of April 2021, detectives from the Robbery ...continue reading

Obscene Exposure NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   Dubai authorities have arrested a group of women and sent them behind bars over a widely shared video that shows them posing naked for a photo shoot in broad daylight on a balcony in the city. According to reports from Dubai Police, on Sunday 4 April 2021, authorities intervened ...continue reading

What are the Sexual Touching Laws in NSW?

Poppy Morandin.   A ride share driver has been charged with sexual touching following an alleged incident in Sydney’s north-west last month. Police will allege that whilst driving a 31-year-old woman home in Kellyville at around 11:50pm, the male driver placed her hand on his genital area. The woman subsequently left the vehicle, with the ...continue reading

Aggravated Sexual Intercourse with Child Aged 14, But Under 16 in NSW

Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A Sydney high school teacher has admitted in court to having sex with an underage student, pleading guilty to three counts of aggravated sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old. Monica Elizabeth Young was due to stand trial in September 2021 over allegations she repeatedly sexually assaulted a male student over ...continue reading

NSW Attorney-General Requests Review of Sexual Assault Sentencing Laws

Poppy Morandin.   Judges in New South Wales may soon be able to sentence persons found guilty of historical sex crimes using present laws, rather than those in force at the time of the offence, under a proposal by the NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman. “I’ve asked Department of Communities & Justice for a thorough review ...continue reading

Obscene Exposure Offences & Defences NSW

Image credit: diy13 Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh.   A TikTok user in the United States has had the police called to her home by her neighbour who reported her for “dressing inappropriately”. Rovi Wade, who lives in Los Angeles, California posted a video to her TikTok social media account revealing the moment officers arrived at ...continue reading

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