Sexual offences guideline: Rape and assault offences

Closed 14 Mar 2013

Opened 6 Dec 2012

Overview

This is part of a wider consultation on a new guideline for sentencing sexual offences.

This section considers the offences of rape, assault by penetration, sexual assault and sexual activity without consent.

The draft guidelines are for offenders who are over 18 years of age who have committed offences against victims who are over 13 years of age.

Offences committed against victims aged under 13 are addressed separately under the subject of child sex offences.

What Happens Next

Following the conclusion of this consultation exercise, a response will be published on our website.

Audiences

  • Businesses
  • Citizens
  • Claims management services
  • Coroners
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Local authorities
  • Youth workers
  • Coroners
  • Litigants
  • Young people
  • Charities
  • Landlords
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Bailiffs and Enforcement officers
  • Government departments
  • Legal professionals
  • Judiciary
  • Immigration removal centre staff
  • Young offender institute staff
  • Staff at prisons with mother and baby units
  • Police
  • Prosecutors
  • Offenders
  • Victims
  • Youth Offending Team workers
  • Mental health professionals
  • Health professionals
  • Citizens
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Charities
  • Government departments
  • Legal professionals
  • Judiciary
  • Police and law enforcement professionals
  • Media

Interests

  • Criminal justice