Dogging Laws & Legal Information
So, just how does UK law affect Dogging?
As the number of people taking part in dogging increases, we've gone undercover to try and find out where we all stand with regard to the UK legal system!
All the references below are readily available if you know where to look, although it does take some digging around to find! Unfortunately it seems that dogging is covered by numerous documents, but not one of them gives a definitive answer, so reading between the lines is required.
The newest document available, and the one most likely to be used as a point of reference by legal teams and the police is the 2003 Sex Act. When this was first published it made having sex in a car or in public view a prosecutable offence but due to a lot of complaints and legal arguments, it was reviewed and rewritten.
2003 Sex Act - Section 66 : Exposure
(1) An offence is committed by a dogging male if:
(2) If found guilty of an offence under this section you are liable to receive the following punishment:
2003 Sex Act - Section 67 : Voyeurism
(1) An offence is committed by a male if:
In other words, ask before you watch, it's a legal requirement!!
(2) A guy commits an offence if:
(3) An offence is committed if:
(4) An offence is committed if:
(5) If guilty of an offence under this section you are liable to:
Please make sure you are aware of this information prior to engaging in your own dogging activities, it can't give you a decisive answer as to the legality of dogging, but it can act as a solid guidline.
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