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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.
(a) for a first offence—imprisonment for 3 years; or
for a second offence—imprisonment for 5 years; or
(c) for a third or
subsequent offence—imprisonment for 7 years.
a person who knowingly participates in the
provision of prostitution by another person through a company, or other
entity, or through another individual
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
a person who receives financial or other benefit from another
person engaging in prostitution in return for the procuring of clients
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)
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
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
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.
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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