Before indulging, What are some of the definitions that caught my eye?
“complainant” means the Republic or the alleged victim of a sexual offence in the case of a child or a person with mental disabilities, includes a person who lodges a complaint on behalf of the alleged victim where the victim is unable or inhibited from lodging and following up a complaint of sexual abuse;
The description of someone with mental disabilities was new to me: See below…
“DNA” means deoxyribonucleic acid, the genetic code unique to every living organism, including human beings and “DNA Test” shall be construed accordingly;
“genital organs” includes the whole or part of male or female genital organs and for purposes of this Act includes the anus;
Anus is a genital organ according to this act.
“indecent act” means an unlawful intentional act which causes—
(a) any contact between any part of the body of a person with the genital organs, breasts or buttocks of another, but does not include an act that causes penetration;
(b) exposure or display of any pornographic material to any person
against his or her will;
Reading the B part made me realize that an offense was committed to me without my knowledge that I could report it.
“person with mental disabilities” means a person affected by any mental disability irrespective of its cause, whether temporary or permanent, and for purposes of this Act includes a person affected by such mental disability to the extent that he or she, at the time of the alleged commission of the offence in question, was—
- (a) unable to appreciate the nature and reasonably foreseeable
consequences of any act described under this Act;
- (b) able to appreciate the nature and reasonably foreseeable consequences of such an act but unable to act in accordance with
- (c) unable to resist the commission of any such act; or
- (d) unable to communicate his or her unwillingness to participate in any such act;
Took note of the ” at the time of offence in question” and then reread the last two.
“penetration” means the partial or complete insertion of the genital organs of a person into the genital organs of another person;
Disclaimer: No word, Except the ones in italics, has been altered. This does not include every definition in section two of the sexual offenses act.
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