Know your laws: Difference between Rape and Sex with Minor

Know your laws: Difference between Rape and Sex with Minor

“Know Your Laws” is a production of the Press Office of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force.

Difference between Rape and Sex with Minor

(CRIMINAL CODE OF SAINT LUCIA 2008)

 

  1. RAPE

(1) Any person who has sexual intercourse with another—

(a) without the consent of that other; or

(b) without believing that the other consents to such intercourse or is reckless as to whether the other person consents or not,

commits the offence of rape and is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life

 

  1. SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH A PERSON UNDER 12

(1) A person who has sexual intercourse with another who is under the age of 12 years, whether or not the other person consented and whether or not the first-mentioned person believes that the other person is 12 years of age or more, commits an offence and is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for life.

 

  1. SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH A PERSON BETWEEN 12 AND 16

(1) A person who has sexual intercourse with another person who—

(a) is not the spouse of the first-mentioned person; and

(b) is 12 years of age or more but has not attained the age of 16 years,

commits an offence and is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for 15 years.
“We, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force would like to encourage the citizenry to read and study the laws which governs our society. Never forget that knowledge is power”.

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