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Explanatory Memorandum to Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008

Article 2: Interpretation

7.25.Article 2 gives a number of definitions relevant to offences in the Order. Paragraph (5) is needed so that where, for example, a person consents at the time of entry to penetration, but then withdraws his consent and the penetration continues, the person penetrating may be guilty of rape or assault by penetration.

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