Section 272.20 Criminal Code Act | Preparing or Planning Child Sexual Activity Outside Australia


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Section 272.20 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Preparing or Planning Child Sexual Activity Outside Australia and is extracted below.

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272.20 Preparing for or planning offence against this Division

Offences involving sexual intercourse or other sexual activity with child, and benefiting offence

(1) A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person does an act; and

(b) the person does so with the intention of preparing for, or planning, an offence against section 272.8, 272.9, 272.10, 272.11 or 272.18.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.

Offences involving sexual intercourse or other sexual activity with young person

(2) A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person does an act; and

(b) the person does so with the intention of preparing for, or planning, an offence against section 272.12 or 272.13.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.

(3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply:

(a) whether the act is done within or outside Australia; and

(b) whether or not an offence against a provision referred to in paragraph (1)(b) or (2)(b) is in fact committed; and

(c) whether or not the act is done in preparation for, or planning, a specific offence against a provision referred to in paragraph (1)(b) or (2)

(b); and

(d) whether or not the act is done in preparation for, or planning, more than one offence against a provision referred to in paragraph (1)(b) or (2)(b).