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Extracts from the Criminal Code

Chap. 146, R.S. 1906.

The fact that an offender is ignorant of the law is not an excuse for any offence committed by him.

Rape

Sec. 299. Every one who commits rape is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to suffer death, or to imprisonment for life.

Sec. 300. Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to seven years’ imprisonment who attempts to commit rape.

Sec. 301. Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life and to be whipped, who carnally knows any girl under the age of fourteen years, not being his wife, whether he believes her to be of or above that age or not.

Sec. 302. Every one who attempts to have unlawful carnal knowledge of any girl under the age of fourteen years is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to two years’ imprisonment, and to be whipped.

 

 

 
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