Behaviour that is offensive as well as conduct that is captured by the criminal statute.
Non Criminal Conducts:
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: ... Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual was used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual, or.
Types of Crimes:
The offence of rape occurs where a person has sexual intercourse, or continues to have sexual intercourse, with another person without the consent of that person (or continuing where consent has been withdrawn), either knowing that there is no consent or being recklessly indifferent about that consent.
It is rape even where the victim says that they do not consent, even if they do not physically resist.
It is also rape where a person compels another to engage in, or to continue to engage in sexual intercourse with a person other than the offender; or an act of self penetration; or an act of bestiality, either knowing that there is no consent or being recklessly indifferent about that consent.
Compelled sexual manipulation
It is an offence for a person to compel another person to engage, or continue to engage, in:
An assault is any kind of touching (or threat of touching) without a person's genuine consent. What is and what is not indecent is a matter of fact for the jury. It is a complex legal question as to whether an assault becomes indecent where the victim is unaware of the indecent aspects or motive of the assault, for example, when the victim believes that the assault is a legitimate medical procedure.
Unlawful sexual intercourse
However there is a defence to this if the alleged victim is above 16 years old and the accused person either was under 16 years old themselves or reasonably believed that the alleged victim was over 16 years old
A person who has sexual intercourse with a person under 16 years old who holds a certain position of authority (such as teachers, foster-parents, guardians, step-parents, religious officials, spitirual leaders, social workers, employers, and others)
A person who, knowing the other person is, by reason of intellectual disability, unable to understand the nature or consequences of sexual intercourse, has sexual intercourse with the other person
Willingness of the alleged victim to engage in sexual intercourse is not a defence to any of these offences [s 49(8)]. Parental permission is also not a defence.
Sexual offences where the victim has a cognitive impairment (for example an intellectual disability)
Your safety is Most important!
If you have been raped or sexually assaulted, it is important that you seek medical attention, and report it to the police.
Reach out to someone you trust for support like a friend or family.
Other suggestions if you’ve been raped:
Go to a safe place
Go somewhere you feel safe – it can be your home or a close friend’s house, it should be somewhere you know you feel safe.
Confide in someone
You should tell someone you trust about what has happened as soon as you are able to.
Don't blame yourself
You might feel ashamed, or like you’re to be blame. Try to avoid these feelings because what happened to you is not your fault.
Avoid showering or washing your clothes
Try not to have a bath or washing your clothes before seeking medical help from a medical professional or reporting the incident to the police.
This will give investigators a better chance of identifying your attacker and successfully prosecuting them with any evidence found.
|Unlawful Carnal Knowledge||Defilement of a Female|
|Year||Incest||Indecent Assault||Indecent Exposure||Rape||Sexual Assault||Sexual Intercourse||Sexual Intercourse with a Stepchild||Total|
Sexual offences include: indecent assault, sexual intercourse, rape, sexual assault, incest, indecent exposure, sexual intercourse with a stepchild.
Source: Royal Grenada Police Force