Legal Rights

Applicable codes to cases of sexual assault are as follows:

S354, Penal Code – Outrage of Modesty

Offence:  Whoever assaults or uses criminal force to any person, intending to outrage or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby outrage the modesty of that person.

Punishment: Imprisonment up to 2 years, fine, caning, or any combination of such punishments.

S375, Penal Code – Rape

Offence:  Any man who penetrates the vagina of a woman with his penis —

  • without her consent; or
  • with or without her consent, when she is under 14 years of age.

Punishment: Imprisonment up to 20 years, and fine or caning.

S376, Penal Code

Offence: Any man (A) who penetrates, with A’s penis, the anus or mouth of another person (B), without B’s consent.

Punishment:  Imprisonment up to 20 years, fine or caning.