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Indecent assault offence is generally defined as “unwanted sexual contact” but does not extend to sexual assault or rape. Anything physical that could be construed in a sexual way and has been undertaken without the victim’s consent could be considered indecent assault.

DPP Law can come to your assistance if you have been accused of any form of indecent assault. Our experienced team will work closely with you to build your defence, re-examine evidence and witness testimony and strive to ensure that the law is correctly upheld on your behalf.

If you have been accused of indecent assault and are able to provide evidence – either through audio or video recordings (including CCTV footage), saved text messages, emails or any other means – that your accuser did in fact consent to your actions, or that the actions never truly occurred, your defence is likely to be strong. 

The maximum indecent assault sentence is ten years in prison, although if the assault was against a victim under 13 then this increases to fourteen years custody. Assault by penetration is potentially punishable by a life sentence. 

To accuse you of indecent assault, an alleged victim may claim that you:

  • Kissed them without consent
  • Touched or manhandled a part of their body in a sexual manner without consent
  • Interacted with them physically in any other way to which they did not consent
  • Assaulted them by penetration with a foreign object

What constitutes indecent assault?

This offence may involve unwanted sexual contact, sexual activity with an underage person, forcing a person into non-penetrative sexual activity or making them watch sexual activity against their will, or engaging in sexual activity with a vulnerable person or one who is unable to legally give their consent. 

What is aggravated indecent assault?

This term refers to circumstances of assault that automatically make the crime more severe. This may include the use of violence or a weapon, the drugging of a victim, abuse of power or position or the existence of previous offences of a similar kind. 

When you choose DPP Law for legal assistance and representation, you will be assured:

  • Guaranteed confidentiality at all times
  • A comprehensive check of forensics and evidence records
  • Sensitive expert advice – first consultation FREE 

A knowledgeable and experienced sexual offences defence solicitor will endeavour to see you completely absolved of any allegations if you’ve been accused of indecent assault. Get in touch with DPP Law’s team of legal experts today to discuss your case.

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