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Sexual Assault can range from relatively minor unwanted contact of a sexual nature such as a kiss, a brief touch, to much more invasive unwanted sexual contact. Regardless, if convicted, the accused MUST register with the sex offender registry and will likely have several other ancillary orders such as providing a sample of DNA into the DNA databank; a weapons prohibition; and, other very serious orders which will restrict your freedom and ability to travel and work abroad. You need effective and experienced legal counsel to ensure your rights are protected. I can help you navigate these treacherous waters. Where the sexual contact involves a young person under the age of 18, you may be charged with sexual interference or invitation to sexual touching.
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Section 172.1 (1) of the Criminal Code of Canda states:
- (1) Every person commits an offence who, by a means of telecommunication, communicates with
- (a) a person who is, or who the accused believes is, under the age of 18 years, for the purpose of facilitating the commission of an offence under subsection 153(1), section 155, 163.1, 170 or 171 or subsection 212(1), (2), (2.1) or (4) with respect to that person;
- (b) a person who is, or who the accused believes is, under the age of 16 years, for the purpose of facilitating the commission of an offence under section 151 or 152, subsection 160(3) or 173(2) or section 271, 272, 273 or 280 with respect to that person; or
- (c) a person who is, or who the accused believes is, under the age of 14 years, for the purpose of facilitating the commission of an offence under section 281 with respect to that person.
Marginal note: Punishment
(2) Every person who commits an offence under subsection (1)
- (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of one year; or
- (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 18 months and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of 90 days.
Marginal note: Presumption re age
- (3) Evidence that the person referred to in paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c) was represented to the accused as being under the age of eighteen years, sixteen years or fourteen years, as the case may be, is, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, proof that the accused believed that the person was under that age.
Marginal note: No defence
- (4) It is not a defence to a charge under paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c) that the accused believed that the person referred to in that paragraph was at least eighteen years of age, sixteen years or fourteen years of age, as the case may be, unless the accused took reasonable steps to ascertain the age of the person.