Sexual offences: Definitive guideline
Definitive sentencing guideline for use in courts in England and Wales on sexual offences. Version updated as follows:
August 2015 – corrections to minor errors in Annex C.
February 2016 – to reflect legislative changes to sections 48, 49 and 50 SOA 2003 (see pages 89 – 94).
August 2016 – amendment to Annex C.
Note of approach for when sentencing offenders under 18 for sexual offences.
Extract from SGC’s definitive guideline on the Sexual Offences Act 2003. See also note of approach for sentencing offenders under 18 for sexual offences.