This week retired, Welsh, international rugby player, Gareth Thomas, went public with his decision to agree that the police should use restorative justice to deal with teenagers who were responsible for what has been described as a homophobic attack...
False allegations of sexual assault can have a long lasting impact on the accused, affecting reputation and personal relationships. Our criminal defence experts are here to provide advice and support if you are facing a sexual assault charge, for specialist advice call us on 0203 816 1098.
What is sexual assault?
Sexual assault is intentional sexual touching to which the other person does not give consent to, or, physically or emotionally coercing somebody into touching in a sexual manner. The seriousness of the allegation will determine whether the case is heard at the Magistrates or Crown Court and if the defendant is found guilty of sexual assault they could face up to ten years imprisonment.