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Explanatory Memorandum to Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008

Article 14: Sexual assault of a child under 13

7.41.Article 14 makes it an offence for a person to touch sexually a child under the age of 13. The meanings of "touching" and "sexual" are the same as for Article 7. Whether or not the child consented to the act is irrelevant.

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