Sexual Offences (Jurisdiction) Act 1996

Evidence as to a person's age.


8.In proceedings for an offence, which is an offence under or by virtue of section 2 or 3 of this Act, the court may have regard to a person's physical appearance or attributes for the purpose of determining whether that person is under the age of F2[18 years] or was, at the time of the alleged commission of the offence to which the proceedings relate, under the age of F2[18 years].




Substituted (27.03.2021) by Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 (2/2017), s. 41(b), S.I. No. 112 of 2017.