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Historic Indecency With Children

 

This information should be read together with our overview about historic sexual offences

 

An offence is committed if a person has committed an act of gross indecency with or towards a child for the defendant’s sexual gratification. Physical contact is not necessary. The child’s involvement can be passive and consent is irrelevant.

 

The offence can be committed by a man or woman.

 

A genuine belief that the child was 16 or over is a defence.

 

Maximum sentencing is as follows:

 

  • 10 years’ imprisonment for offences committed on or after 1 October 1997
  • Two years’ imprisonment for offences committed prior to 1 October 1997

 

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