Section 271.7 Criminal Code Act | Domestic Trafficking in Children


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The Legislation

Section 271.7 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Domestic Trafficking in Children and is extracted below.

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271.7 Offence of domestic trafficking in children

(1) A person commits an offence of domestic trafficking in children if:

(a) the first-mentioned person organises or facilitates the transportation of another person from one place in Australia to another place in Australia; and

(b) the other person is under the age of 18; and

(c) in organising or facilitating that transportation, the first-mentioned person:

(i) intends that the other person will be used to provide sexual services or will be otherwise exploited, either by the first-mentioned person or another, during or following the transportation to that other place; or

(ii) is reckless as to whether the other person will be used to provide sexual services or will be otherwise exploited, either by the first-mentioned person or another, during or following the transportation to that other place.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 25 years.

(2) In this section:

sexual service means the use or display of the body of the person providing the service for the sexual gratification of others.