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- Assault by penetration
- Attempted rape
- Child sexual offences
- Child grooming
- Historic abuse cases
- Indecent images
- Indecent exposure
- Sexual harassment
Is there a time limit for the Police to investigate a sexual allegation?
There is no time bar on the charges of this nature being brought against you.
Is there a penalty for a sexual offence?
In 2014 the Sentencing Council introduced guidelines for all sexual offences and sentences broadly speaking have been increased to impose tougher punishments. Offences range in seriousness, with some being dealt with in the Magistrates and others being too serious and thereby being tried in the Crown Court. The more serious offences such as rape and assault by penetration can attract a maximum of life imprisonment.
Those convicted may also be required to sign the Sex Offenders Register and may also be subject to a Sexual Offenders Prevention Order.