Arranging or facilitating commission of a child sex offence.
Sexual Offences Bill [HL]
Part 1 — Sexual Offences
A person commits an offence if—
he intentionally arranges or facilitates something that he intends to do,
intends another person to do, or believes that another person will do,
any part of the world, and
doing it will involve the commission of an offence under any of sections 10 to 14.
A person does not commit an offence under this section if—
he arranges or facilitates something that he believes another person will do,
but that he does not intend to do or intend another person to do,
any offence within subsection (1)(b)
would be an offence against a child for whose protection he acts.
For the purposes of subsection (2)
, a person acts for the protection of a child if
he acts for the purpose of—
protecting the child from sexually transmitted infection,
protecting the physical safety of the child,
preventing the child from becoming pregnant, or
promoting the child’s emotional well-being by the giving of advice,
and not for the purpose of causing or encouraging the activity constituting the
within subsection (1)(b)
or the child’s participation in it.
A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable—
on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or both;
on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years.
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