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Two-thirds of TV Licensing prosecutions at one London court targeted women

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Re: Rape as defined

"Assault by penetration"

Penalty: The offence is indictable only with maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

Code for Crown Prosecutors - considerations

This offence is in essence similar to rape and a prosecution is almost certainly required in the public interest.

DPP: Rape and Sexual Offences:

Chapter 2: Sexual Offences Act 2003 - Principal Offences, and

Sexual Offences Act 1956 - Most commonly charged offences

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