Section 272.18 Criminal Code Act | Benefiting from Child Sexual Activity Outside Australia


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The Legislation

Section 272.18 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Benefiting from Child Sexual Activity Outside Australia and is extracted below.

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272.18 Benefiting from offence against this Division

(1) A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person engages in conduct; and

(b) the person does so with the intention of benefiting from an offence against this Division; and

(c) the conduct is reasonably capable of resulting in the person benefiting from such an offence.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 20 years.

(2) Subsection (1) applies:

(a) whether the conduct is engaged in within or outside Australia; and

(b) whether or not the person intends to benefit financially from an offence against this Division; and

(c) whether or not an offence against this Division is in fact committed.

(3) Absolute liability applies to paragraph (1)(c).

Note: For absolute liability, see section 6.2.