If you are accused of sexual assault and under investigation by the police, it means that you are alleged to have:
- Made someone see an act of “gross indecency”;
- Forced someone into a sexual act other than one involving penetration; or
- Touched someone else inappropriately – for example, groping someone.
The maximum penalty for sexual assault is 10 years, but this can increase to 14 years if a weapon is used or more than one person is alleged to have been involved in the assault.