Hey can someone tell me and help me on each element on the actus reus and and mens rea on tresspass with intent to comitt a sexual offence under section. 63.
Please. This was not covered at all and now I'm in a panck incase it
Please I will appreciate it so so much!!
Can someone tell me the mens rea and actus reus elements to section 63 sexual offence Watch
- Thread Starter
- 10-08-2016 09:12
- 10-08-2016 13:18
the actus reus is the act itself (the physical aspect):
ie he is a trespasser on any premises,
the mens rea is the intent / mental aspect
ie (b)he intends to commit a relevant sexual offence on the premises, and
(c)he knows that, or is reckless as to whether, he is a trespasser.
as for what constitutes trespass, and the requisite mental element, look it up in a book.
by the way, if it was not covered at all, and you are sure of this, then it will not come up. i don't remember doing this in criminal law.
- 10-08-2016 13:24
I did it last year and it was an exam question for this year, but this query has been answered/responded to several times by other members.