Australia: Queensland carnal knowledge laws called 'archaic' by legal reform expert after teacher...

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    Queensland carnal knowledge laws labelled 'archaic' by legal reform expert after teacher acquitted

    Queensland's carnal knowledge laws — which last week saw a teacher who had sex with a 16-year-old student acquitted by a jury in just 15 minutes — are archaic and don't reflect community values, according to the nation's leading legal reform expert. National Child Sexual Assault Reform Committee founder Professor Anne Cossins said the term "carnal knowledge" was old-fashioned and dated back to the 1800s when criminal codes in Australia were first enacted. Professor Cossins said the north Queensland case, in which teacher Sarah Joy Guazzo was cleared of procuring a 16-year-old student at her school for sex, showed a ...


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    Revealed: How a married teacher, 29, starved of intimacy was able to get away with having sex with her 16-year-old student – as legal experts slam the 'archaic' law that kept her out of jail

    • Female teacher, 29, had repeated sex with school student, 16, a court was told
    • But Sarah Guazzo was acquitted of three counts of 'procuring' student for sex
    • A leading legal expert has labelled Queensland carnal knowledge laws 'archaic'
    • Claims the issue of the power imbalance was not addressed in charges she faced

    A married female teacher was able to get away with having sex with a 16-year-old student because of Queensland's 'archaic' carnal knowledge laws, a leading legal expert claims. Sarah Joy Guazzo, 29, was found not guilty of three charges of 'procuring' a child for sex at a high school in Townsville, north Queensland. The jury took only 15 minutes to acquit Ms Guazzo of three charges of procuring a young person for carnal knowledge after the defence argued the boy was a 'willing' participant. National Child Sexual Assault Reform Committee Professor Anne Cossins said the case showed the law was ...


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    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...able-away-having-sex-16-year-old-student.html