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Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992

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4Special rules for cases of incest or buggery

(1)In this section—

  • “section 10 offence” means an offence under section 10 of the [1956 c. 69.] Sexual Offences Act 1956 (incest by a man) or an attempt to commit that offence;

  • “section 11 offence” means an offence under section 11 of that Act (incest by a woman) or an attempt to commit that offence;

  • “section 12 offence” means an offence under section 12 of that Act (buggery) or an attempt to commit that offence.

(2)Section 1 does not apply to a woman against whom a section 10 offence is alleged to have been committed if she is accused of having committed a section 11 offence against the man who is alleged to have committed the section 10 offence against her.

(3)Section 1 does not apply to a man against whom a section 11 offence is alleged to have been committed if he is accused of having committed a section 10 offence against the woman who is alleged to have committed the section 11 offence against him.

(4)Section 1 does not apply to a person against whom a section 12 offence is alleged to have been committed if that person is accused of having committed a section 12 offence against the person who is alleged to have committed the section 12 offence against him.

(5)Subsection (2) does not affect the operation of this Act in relation to anything done at any time before the woman is accused.

(6)Subsection (3) does not affect the operation of this Act in relation to anything done at any time before the man is accused.

(7)Subsection (4) does not affect the operation of this Act in relation to anything done at any time before the person mentioned first in that subsection is accused.

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