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Reporting a sexual offence and the role of a sexual offence solicitor
24 Nov 2021

There are a multitude of criminal offences which fall under the category of sexual offence. Sexual offences can occur between two people, who may be strangers, friends, family, colleagues or acquaintances or they may be carried out by more than one person, as a group. In the most serious of cases, sexual offences may also be carried out against children. A sexual offence is described as sexual activity which occurs without the consent of the other person. This is a highly sensitive and complicated issue and the matter of consent complicates sexual offences further. In the majority of cases it is one person’s word against the other and unfortunately or fortunately, depending on whether you are the victim of a sexual offence or you have been accused of a sexual offence, consent in sexual activity can be difficult to prove or disprove.

Are you a victim of sexual offence?

If you feel that sexual activity has been carried out upon you without your consent, then it is important that you contact the police immediately when the incident occurs and also to contact us here at ABV Solicitors, so that we can delegate a top criminal solicitor to help deal with your case and achieve the best possible outcome for you. By reporting a sexual offence immediately you will help us try to stop the perpetrator and prevent them from carrying out such actions against another victim. If you have had a sexual offence carried out against you in the past, but you were too afraid to speak up at the time or were unable to obtain legal assistance and still have not had justice for what you experienced, then it is important that you contact the police and contact us here at ABV Solicitors. Our professional team will be able to advise how best to go about the process and rest assured that despite significant passage of time this will not prevent you from an effective prosecution against your perpetrator.

The Sexual Offences Act of 1956 is still used regularly to deal with the sexual offences that were carried out before the middle of 2004, so speak to us today and find out exactly how our sexual offence solicitor can help put together an effective case to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Have you been accused of a sexual offence?

If you have been accused of a sexual offence, whether this is a false accusation or you have carried out the offence inadvertently, then you also need to contact us here at ABV Solicitors immediately. Our sexual offence solicitor will use their knowledge and expertise to put together a strong defence for you.

Depending on the nature of the sexual offence, these crimes are dealt with strictly and severely to help promote the safety of our society and to help deter perpetrators from carrying out such actions again. Sexual offences include stalking and harassment, they also include domestic abuse, sexual exploitation and pornography. But mainly when people think of a sexual offence they associate it with rape or sexual assault. From the list you can see that there are varying degrees of sexual offence and these are dealt with differently, so it is important to identify which crime you are being accused of and your sexual offence solicitor will help build a case accordingly and achieve a positive outcome for you.

How to deal with a sexual offence allegation

Our sexual offence solicitor can help with a range of offences