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The Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008

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Articles 9 and 10: relevant acts

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11.  In relation to an offence to which Articles 9 and 10 apply, references in those Articles to the relevant act and to the complainant are to be read as follows—

OffenceRelevant Act
An offence under Article 5 (rape)The defendant intentionally penetrating, with his penis, the vagina, anus or mouth of another person (“the complainant”).
An offence under Article 6 (assault by penetration)The defendant intentionally penetrating, with a part of his body or anything else, the vagina or anus of another person (“the complainant”), where the penetration is sexual.
An offence under Article 7 (sexual assault)The defendant intentionally touching another person (“the complainant”), where the touching is sexual.
An offence under Article 8 (causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent)The defendant intentionally causing another person (“the complainant”) to engage in an activity, where the activity is sexual.

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