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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 66EC
Grooming a person for unlawful sexual activity with a child under the person's authority
(1) In this section--
"adult person" means a person who is of or above the age of 18 years.
"child" means a person who is under the age of 16 years.
"unlawful sexual activity" means an act that constitutes an offence under this
Division or Division 10A, 15 or 15A (or, in the case of an act occurring
outside this State, that would constitute such an offence if it occurred in
(2) An adult person--
(a) who provides a person (other than a
child) with any financial or other material benefit, and
(b) who does so with
the intention of making it easier to procure a child who is under the
authority of the person for unlawful sexual activity with the adult person or
any other person, is guilty of an offence.
: Maximum penalty--
(a) in the case
of a child who is under the age of 14 years--imprisonment for 6 years, or
in any other case--imprisonment for 5 years.
(3) Proceedings for an offence
under this section may only be instituted by or with the approval of the
Director of Public Prosecutions.
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