In the UK, being listed on the Sex Offender’s Register is one of the most serious repercussions if successfully convicted of certain crimes. If you find yourself accused of any crime of a sexual nature, regardless of its validity, it is worth knowing from the onset what sex crimes get you on the sex offenders list in the UK.
Sexual Offences Act 1956
Many of the more common sex crimes for which an offender can be placed on the Sex Offender’s Register come from the sexual offences act 1956, at least as it pertains to England and Wales.
- intercourse with a girl under the age of 13
- intercourse with a girl under the age of 15, if the offender was aged 20 or over
- incest, if the other party was under the age of 18
- anal sex, if the offender was over 20 and the other party was under 18
- indecency between men, if the offender was over 20 and the other party was under 18
- indecent assault, if the victim was under 18, or if the offender is subsequently imprisoned for no less than 30 months
- assault with the intent to commit buggery, if the victim was under the age of 18
- encouraging or causing intercourse with, the prostitution of, or indecent assault upon a girl under the age of 16
There are other pieces of legislation, the breaching of which will lead to being named on the Sex Offenders Register. These include the Children’s Act 1960, the Criminal Law Act 1877, the Protection of Children Act 1979, and many more. They cover a range of offences, from ownership of obscene material involving minors to inciting a minor to engage in incestuous sexual intercourse.
Here at Forrest Williams Legal, we can help you fight an allegation of sex crime at every stage. Get in touch with us today to discuss the matter with one of our experienced sexual offence solicitors. Our offices are based in London and Nottingham, but we represent clients from all over the UK.