Sexual offences

How we can help:

Mangan Ey & Associates have successfully defended clients charged with all types of sexual offences at trial and in many cases negotiated and argued for matters to be dismissed prior to trial.

If you choose to plead guilty to the charge(s) we also have vast experience in preparing submissions that put you in the best position possible for sentencing. We work together with you to ensure that you can demonstrate to the Court that you have good prospects of rehabilitation.

These matters can be embarrassing, stressful and time consuming. Unlike other firms, we will represent you from beginning to end; including at trial or during submissions in Court.

We exercise discretion when dealing with such matters and all discussions remain confidential.

Contact us for advice.


There are a number of sexual offences but a few of the common offences include:

  • Rape
  • Unlawful sexual intercourse
  • Indecent assault
  • Child pornography
  • Bestiality

Recently, a significant number of historical matters are being prosecuted. These matters are particularly complex becuase usually a significant amount of time has passed since the alleged crime occurred.

These matters require you to engage the best criminal lawyers who can properly advise you of all issues involved and who have experience in dealing with these complicated matters. Our firm has those lawyers who can help you.


Sexual offences are considered serious both within the community and the Courts and can attract hefty prison sentences.  The penalties range in terms of the seriousness of the charge. A few of the maximum penalties are listed below.

  • Rape – Life imprisonment
  • Unlawful sexual intercourse (with a person under 14 years) – life imprisonment
  • Unlawful sexual intercourse (with a person under 17 years) – 10 years imprisonment
  • Indecent assault (basic offence) – 8 years imprisonment
  • Possession of child pornography (basic first offence) – 5 years imprisonment
  • Bestiality – 10 years imprisonment