Flashcards in Indecent Act On A Child Deck (10):
Sec 132 (3), Crimes Act 1961
2) Does an Indecent Act
3) With A Child
An act that is "indecent" has sexual connotations and involves conduct directed at a person that is offensive to public moral values.
R v Court - Indecency
Indecency means conduct that right-thinking people will consider an affront to the sexual modesty of the complainant.
If Child Consents
If such an act is done with the consent of the child, it is immaterial whether:
- the offender does the act on the child
- the child does the act of the offender
- the act is mutual
Sec 132 (6)(b) Crimes Act 1961
Doing an indecent act on a child includes indecently assaulting the child.
Child - Sec 132 (6)(a), Crimes Act 1961
Child means person under the age of 12 years.
Sec 132 (6)(a),Crimes Act 1961
R v Forrest and Forrest
The best evidence possible should be adduced by the prosecution in proof of the victim's age.