- Sexual Assault
- Sexual Assault Causing Bodily Harm
- Aggravated Sexual Assault
- Sexual Assault with a Weapon
The punishment for sexual assault can range from a period of probation for less serious acts to a significant term in prison for more serious cases. Aggravated Sexual Assault carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. If a weapon was used in the course of committing the sexual assault there is a mandatory minimum sentence of four years in prison.
The Criminal Code also contains a number of other sex related offences such as:
Being charged with any of these offences is extremely serious and can have major consequences for the person charged. Some of these offences can result in a maximum sentence of life in prison while others have mandatory minimum terms of imprisonment. The consequences of a conviction for sexual offences include:
If you are accused of or are being investigated for a sexual offence, it is extremely important that you are aware of your right to remain silent and your right to consult with a lawyer before speaking with police.