Two truths and a false • Touching someone in a sexual way without their consent is called indecent assault • Oral sex is not sexual penetration under the law • If someone is asleep they cannot consent to sex • To show you do not consent to sex, you have to say ‘no’ • You can withdraw your consent to sex at any time, even if it has already started • You can consent to one thing, like sexual touching, but that doesn’t mean you consent to sex
Two truths and a false • If you are 15, you cannot consent to sex with someone who is more than 24 months older than you • You can’t get in trouble for watching and egging on someone to indecently assault someone else if you weren’t actually the one doing the act • A person accused of a criminal offence has the right to be treated innocent until proven guilty • If someone is found guilty of rape they could go to jail for 25 years • If someone is found guilty of indecent assault they could go to jail for 10 years • People under 18 cannot be put on the Register of Sex Offenders
What does the law say? • Definition of consent • Offences relating to consent
What can happen legally? • Police • Court • Prison • Criminal record • Register of Sex Offenders
Where can you get help? Counselling and support: Centre Against Sexual Assault Kids Helpline Victims Support Agency Legal information and advice: Victoria Legal Aid Youthlaw Local community legal centre
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What have you learned? • What is consent? • Whose responsibility is it to check for consent? • Can consent be taken back? • What sexual offences relate to consent? • Where can you go for help and support?