- Production of child exploitation material (child pornography)
- Possession of child exploitation material (child pornography)
- 'Sexting' and the production and dissemination of child exploitation material (child pornography)
- Unlawful sexual intercourse
- Sexual offences where the victim has a cognitive impairment (for example an intellectual disability)
- Procuring child to commit indecent act
- Evidence of children, young people and vulnerable adults
- Registration of child sex offenders
- Paedophile restraint orders
The position of inequality between offender and victim and the life long effect on a victim makes these crimes particularly serious. As such the maximum penalties for these offences can be quite high. For example, the maximum penalty for the offence of Persistent sexual abuse of a child, is imprisonment for life [Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 (SA) s 50].
Offences of this nature are covered under the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 (SA) and some of the specific provisions relating to children, young people and vulnerable adults are explained in this section.
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