What are Sex Offences in Canada?

Sex Offences

Sexual offences are contained in Part V of the Criminal Code, which also contains offences related to public morals and disorderly conduct. This part of the Code includes sexually based offences including sexual offences involving both children and adults including sexual assault and sexual interference. It also contains offences relating to the corruption of morals including pornography offences including child pornography, and voyeurism offences. Sexual offence charges are laid where the offender has interfered in some way with the sexual integrity of the complainant.  

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