Criminal Law (Rape) Act 1981

Trials of juveniles.

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5.Where a person charged with a F9 [ sexual assault offence ] is tried for that offence summarily in pursuance of F10 [ section 75 (which provides for the summary trial in certain cases of persons under the age of 18 years who are charged with indictable offences) of the Children Act, 2001 ]

( a) sections 2 ( 2) and 3 ( 2) ( b) shall have effect as if for the references to the jury there were substituted references to the court,

( b) section 3 ( 2) ( a) shall have effect as if the words “ in the absence of the jury” were omitted, and

( c) section 3 , subsections ( 3) and ( 4) of section 7 and subsections ( 2), ( 4) and ( 5) of section 8 shall have effect as if for the references to the judge there were substituted references to the court.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F9

Substituted (18.01.1991) by Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act 1990 (32/1990), s. 17(1), commenced as per s. 22(3).

F10

Substituted (1.05.2002) by Children Act 2001 (24/2001), s. 266, S.I. No. 151 of 2002.