(Original post by sashh)
Oh and this may have changed recently but was certainly the case a few years ago. Indecent asssault against a woman - max sentance 2 year, same assault against a man max sentance 10 years.
It's either changed recently or is doe to change with the new sexual offences bill...partly because it was so rediculously defined
*googles to check*
found it - came in in May 2004 http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/a...30042--b.htm#1
rape now = penetration of vagina, mouth or anus with a penis. They've also brought in a new offence of "assault by penetration" where something other than a penis is used.
Both have a potential life sentence
Sexual assault now has a maximum sentence of 10 yrs regardless of the gender of the victim.