What are the Penalties for Committing a Sexual Act?

  It is reported that a 50-year old man was seen to be masturbating in broad daylight in Doonside at the Nurragingy Reserve on Monday. It is alleged that he was masturbating in front of children who reported the incident to their mother. Police also allege that the man commenced further sexual acts in view ...continue reading

What are the Penalties for Sexually Touching a Child?

By Scott Feeney and Jimmy Singh.   It is reported that a 55-year-old man has been charged with 10 counts of indecent acts on seven boys. It is alleged that Benjamin Christopher Missi Swann, also known as ‘Benjy Swann’, committed indecent acts on boys after asking them to take off their clothes in NZ. The ...continue reading

A Guide on Your Right to Silence When Approached by Police

By Scott Feeney and Jimmy Singh.   The Brazilian Military Police were ready. The raid was about to take place in the northeast of the country, in the low-income community of Vila Irma Dulce. It was Monday the 22nd of April, and while on a regular patrol of their beat, the police observed a man ...continue reading

What is Aggravated Sexual Touching and its Penalties?

  It is reported that in 1993, Father Ron Peters has allegedly indecently assaulted a fifteen-year-old boy at a Fairfield high school. The investigation into the alleged indecent assaults by the 61-year-old commenced last year after Fairfield Police received the complaints. The 61-year-old has been arrested, and later charged with 3 charges of aggravated indecent ...continue reading

Can Clothing be Used as Evidence of Consent in a Rape Trial?

It is reported that an alleged rape victim’s intentions appear to have been judged on her underwear. A 27-year old Irish man has been found not guilty for the charge of allegedly raping a 17-year-old woman in Ireland. The Accused person’s lawyer referred to the alleged victim’s G-string’ in closing submissions- showing it in court, ...continue reading

New NSW Sentencing Penalty Introduced: The New ‘Intensive Corrections Orders’

  On 24 October 2017, Parliament in NSW assented to the amending legislation which effectively changed the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW). As of 24 September 2018, three major new sentencing options were introduced into NSW. A Magistrate or Judge can now impose any one of these new sentencing or penalty options for traffic ...continue reading

New Sentencing Option Introduced in NSW: ‘Community Correction Orders’

Our previous blog outlined how the ‘section 10 bond’ has now replaced the new ‘conditional release order’ as a new sentencing option in NSW for criminal and traffic offences. This blog outlines a further new sentencing option called a ‘community corrections order’ which effectively replaces the old ‘section 9 bond’ and ‘community service order’ penalties, ...continue reading

The End of ‘Section 10 Bonds’ in NSW as a Sentencing Option

  The Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW) reflects the law behind all the sentencing options a Magistrates or Judges can impose on a person guilty of a NSW criminal or traffic offence. That Law has now changed and the new NSW sentencing penalties or options commence from today 24 September 2018 onwards. The popular ...continue reading

Consent in NSW Sexual Assault Cases

By Sahar Adatia and Jimmy Singh The NSW government will shell out $200 million over the next four years to educate the public on how to defend themselves against sexual assault, and at the heart of this strategy is a focus on children and university students. Put forward as the state’s first Sexual Assault Strategy, ...continue reading

What is Obscene Exposure and Offensive Conduct?

By Jimmy Singh A man has reportedly masturbated in public with his penis exposed in-front of women in Melbourne. The male, who police are still on the hunt for, is described as Caucasian or European in his 20-30 years of age with a beard, and short dark hair. On one occasion he has reportedly yelled ...continue reading

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