Different Aspects of Evidence Law
... Law In law, rape is the most serious kind of assault and is punishable with life imprisonment. The offence is defined in part section of the Sexual Offence Act, 2003, and is defined as follows:
1. A person (A) commits an offence if-
(a) He intentionally penetrates the vagina, anus or mouth
of another person (B) with his penis,
(b) B does not consent to the penetration, and
(c) A does not reasonably believe that B consents.
2. Whether a belief is reasonable is to be determined
having regard to all the circumstances, including any
steps A has taken to ascertain whether B consents
(4), on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment
On a charge of rape absence of consent1 is v...