Carnal Knowledge with or of Children under 16

Section 215 of the Criminal Code makes it an offence to have or attempt to have sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16.

If the victim is over the age of 12, the maximum penalty is 14 years imprisonment. If the child is under the age of 12 years, the maximum penalty is life imprisonment. There are a number of other scenarios in which the maximum penalty changes.

Robertson O’Gorman represents people charged with sexual offences. Call us today on 3034 0000.