The Sexual Offences Act of 1956 elaborates to a great extent on the area of rape; it goes more in depth where rape is concerned than the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.The Sexual Offences Act 1956 states:
“Rape of a man or woman
(1)It is an offence for a man to rape a woman or another man.
(2)A man commits rape if—
(a)he has sexual intercourse with a person (whether vaginal or anal) who at the time of the intercourse does not consent to it; and
(b)at the time he knows that the person does not consent to the intercourse or is reckless as to whether that person consents to it.
(3)A man also commits rape if he induces a married woman to have sexual intercourse with him by impersonating her husband.
(4)Subsection (2) applies for the purpose of any enactment. ”
Like Offences Against the Person Act 1861, this act also failed to clarify or to give further... [continues]
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