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Ash, Solicitor
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I have received a text from my sister alleging I sexually assaulted

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I have received a text from my sister alleging I sexually assaulted her in 1960 and 1967 and again when she was 13, this is absolutally not true and its all because I am questioning a will left by my parents and I have sent a letter to her which she did not like, she has sent the text round the whole family and now we are getting my son coming round shouting abusive comments to my wife and I and I would like to know what to do about it.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.
Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return You do not need to wait here as you will get an email when I reply.
Alex Watts : You want it to stop I assume?
Alex Watts : This is an offence under the malicious communications act 1988 which states
Alex Watts : (1)Any person who sends to another person—
Alex Watts : (a)a [F1letter, electronic communication or article of any description] which conveys—
Alex Watts : (i)a message which is indecent or grossly offensive;
Alex Watts : (ii)a threat; or
Alex Watts : (iii)information which is false and known or believed to be false by the sender; or
Alex Watts : (b)any [F2article or electronic communication] which is, in whole or part, of an indecent or grossly offensive nature,
Alex Watts : Is guilty of an offence if his purpose, or one of his purposes, in sending it is that it should, so far as falling within paragraph (a) or (b) above, cause distress or anxiety to the recipient or to any other person to whom he intends that it or its contents or nature should be communicated.
Alex Watts : Therefore you should report it to the police who can investigate and prosecute her if necessary.
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