Did your sister make the complaint?
Why did you accept the caution?
Did you take legal advice on the effect of the caution?
You committed a criminal offence. It is indecent assault on a minor. It is indecent assault even if she consented because a 10-year-old is not able to give consent.
The reason that this wasn’t prosecuted was because of your ages and the length of time and lack of evidence. If you pleaded not guilty, there was only a slim chance that this would have come up with a guilty verdict.
In that respect, to an extent, you have shot yourself in the foot by accepting the Caution which the police have “slipped in”. Because it’s a caution and not a criminal offence, it is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act but will appear under “Other Relevant Information” on an enhanced DBS check.
Unfortunately there is no mechanism for getting a caution removed or revoked or appealed or changing your mind.
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Unfortunately, yes, they are.The sex offenders register contains the details of anyone convicted, cautioned or released from prison for sexual offence against children or adults since September 1997, when it was set up.
Here it is from the Guardian newspaper is just one example.