CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IAD - Protecting vulnerable persons  

Division 2 - Admissibility of evidence  

SECTION 15YB   Evidence of sexual reputation  

(1)  


Evidence of a child witness ' or child complainant ' s reputation with respect to sexual activities is inadmissible in a child proceeding, unless the court gives leave.

(2)  
The court must not give leave unless satisfied that the evidence is substantially relevant to facts in issue in the proceeding.

(3)  
The evidence is not to be treated as substantially relevant to facts in issue merely because of inferences it may raise as to the child witness ' or child complainant ' s general disposition.

(4)  
If the evidence is admitted, it must not be treated as relevant to the child witness ' or child complainant ' s credibility.

(5)  
This section does not apply if the child is a defendant in the proceeding.




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