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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 218

Procuring sexual acts by coercion etc.

218 Procuring sexual acts by coercion etc.

(1) A person who—
(a) by threats or intimidation of any kind, procures a person to engage in a sexual act, either in Queensland or elsewhere; or
(b) by a false pretence, procures a person to engage in a sexual act, either in Queensland or elsewhere; or
(c) administers to a person, or causes a person to take, a drug or other thing with intent to stupefy or overpower the person to enable a sexual act to be engaged in with the person;
commits a crime.
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—imprisonment for 14 years.
(2) For subsection (1) , a person engages in a sexual act if the person—
(a) allows a sexual act to be done to the person’s body; or
(b) does a sexual act to the person’s own body or the body of another person; or
(c) otherwise engages in an act of an indecent nature with another person.
(3) Subsection (2) is not limited to sexual intercourse or acts involving physical contact.
(3A) The Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 , section 161Q states a circumstance of aggravation for an offence against this section.
(3B) An indictment charging an offence against this section with the circumstance of aggravation stated in the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 , section 161Q may not be presented without the consent of a Crown Law Officer.
(4) In this section—

"procure" means knowingly entice or recruit for the purposes of sexual exploitation.



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