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Charged With Sexual Intercourse With A Girl Under 13?
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Sexual Intercourse With A Girl Under 13

 

This page refers to historic sexual offences, not the current legal position. 

 

This offence is for cases of consensual sexual intercourse with a girl under 13. It is, again, another offence where the details of the alleged incidents are vital as the girl’s capacity to consent is crucial as to whether this or rape are the appropriate charge.

 

Penetration of the vagina of a girl under 13 must be proved. Ejaculation is not necessary.

 

The girl’s consent is irrelevant as the offence is committed if intercourse took place and the girl was under 13. Mistake as to the girl’s age is no defence.

 

Maximum sentencing is as follows:

 

  • Life imprisonment for the full offence
  • Seven years’ imprisonment for an attempt

 

If you are being investigated for, or charged with, sexual intercourse with a girl under 13, it is vital that you seek specialist legal advice immediately.  Call our expert team now on 01623 600645.