Last updated 20 January 2019. This chapter is currently under review.  

pdf_downloadSexual offences

Rape and Attempted Rape
Sexual Assault
Indecent Acts
Procuring Sexual Acts by Coercion
Female Genital Mutilation
Sexual Offences against Children and Persons with an Impairment of Mind
Pornography and other Prohibited Visual Material

The criminal process dealing with sexual offences

Medical Examination after a Sexual Offence
Making a Statement after a Sexual Offence
The Prosecution to a Sexual Offence
Defences to a Sexual Offence
Evidence in Sexual Offence Proceedings
Confidential Counselling Records of Sexual Offence Victims

In Queensland, the Criminal Code Act 1899 (Qld) (Criminal Code) deals with the main sexual offences while the Evidence Act 1977 (Qld) and the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1978 (Qld) set out the special rules for dealing with the evidence of victims of sexual offences.