Tuesday 7 July 2009

Sexual Offences Act......

Heyy blogsville,
I have the funniest story to tell you, this is definately your joke of the day. Ok so I have been going to court everyday this past week because we are handling a case of sexual assult. Its been really interesting and I have learnt so much, but most importantly I have learnt that you get really emotionally attached to your clients and to the case.

Ok to get the joke, you have to understand the offence, the Sexual Offences Act 2003 says:
(1) A person (A) commits an offence if—
(a) he intentionally touches another person (B),
(b) the touching is sexual,
(c) B does not consent to the touching, and
(d) A does not reasonably believe that B consents

So I was researching the appeal points of our case and I came accross this case called Bounekhla(2006, EWCA, Crim 1217). Here the accused man "surreptitiously brings out his penis and ejaculates on a girl while dancing with her in a club"!!! But whats even more shocking is that he is found NOT GUILTY of sexual assult because there is no actual touching which is necessary for this crime, as if touching does not occur then the offence is not completed!!!!!

Theres an even more bizzare case of a man who tells a young girl that "her singing voice will improve if she puts his penis in her mouth!!!!!"Here he is found guilty, because although she is consenting, she does not realise what she is consenting to.


The things we see and hear in court are unbelievable!!!



  1. LOL to the girl who didn't "realise what she was consenting to"
    Law is alot more fun that I thought, why wasn't it marketed this way to me in college? Change of career