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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 323B

Removal of child from State for female genital mutilation

323B Removal of child from State for female genital mutilation

(1) Any person who takes a child from the State, or arranges for a child to be taken from the State, with the intention of having female genital mutilation performed on the child is guilty of a crime.
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—14 years imprisonment.
(2) In the absence of proof to the contrary, it is to be presumed that a person took a child, or arranged for a child to be taken, from the State with the intention of having female genital mutilation performed on the child if it is proved—
(a) the person took the child, or arranged for the child to be taken, from the State; and
(b) female genital mutilation was performed on the child while outside the State.
(3) In this section—

"child" means a person under 18 years.

"female genital mutilation" see section 323A .



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