Sexual Penetration of a Child Under 16 Years

This is a case study on a charge of Sexual Penetration of a Child Under 16 Years Old resulting in an adjourned undertaking without conviction.
The accused was a 20 year old man with no prior convictions.The complainant approached him and his friends and commenced a conversation with them, before she jumped the fence of the property and entered the premises. They all began drinking alcohol. After a short time, the accused and the complainant began kissing and ended up having sex. The complainant alleged that the accused knew that she was only 15 years old. The accused made admissions to police to having sex with the complainant, but that it was with her consent.
He was charged with Sexual penetration of a child under 16 years and we represented him at the Geelong County Court.
The accused was placed on an adjourned undertaking, without conviction.

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