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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 229H

Knowingly participating in provision of prostitution

229H Knowingly participating in provision of prostitution

(1) A person who knowingly participates, directly or indirectly, in the provision of prostitution by another person commits a crime.
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—
(a) for a first offence—imprisonment for 3 years; or
(b) for a second offence—imprisonment for 5 years; or
(c) for a third or subsequent offence—imprisonment for 7 years.
Example—
Example—
a person who knowingly participates in the provision of prostitution by another person through a company, or other entity, or through another individual
Example—
a person who provides financial or other resources to enable the establishment of premises from which prostitution is carried out or coordinated knowing that the premises will be so used
Example—
a person who receives financial or other benefit from another person engaging in prostitution in return for the procuring of clients
Example—
drivers, operators and hirers of vehicles who provide transport, or the means of transport, for prostitutes or clients knowing that the transport provided is assisting prostitution unless section 229HA (4) (b) (ii) applies
Example—
a person who receives, directs or redirects telephone calls or other forms of messages, or who takes bookings or receives money, knowing that the action is in connection with the engaging in of prostitution by another person unless section 229HA (5) applies
Example—
a person who participates, directly or indirectly, in any service, action or matter for the purpose of knowingly enabling another person to engage in prostitution
Example—
Some of these examples may also illustrate the offence defined in section 229HB .
(2) However, if a person who is not an adult or is a person with an impairment of the mind is, to the offender’s knowledge, engaged in the provision of the prostitution, the offender is liable to a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment.
(3) The Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 , section 161Q also states a circumstance of aggravation for an offence against this section.
(4) 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.



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