Section 471.24 Criminal Code Act | Use Postal Service to Procure Child Under 16


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Section 471.24 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Use Postal Service to Procure Child Under 16 and is extracted below.

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471.24 Using a postal or similar service to procure persons under 16

(1) A person (the sender) commits an offence if:

(a) the sender causes an article to be carried by a postal or similar service to another person (the recipient); and

(b) the sender does this with the intention of procuring the recipient to engage in sexual activity with the sender; and

(c) the recipient is someone who is, or who the sender believes to be, under 16; and

(d) the sender is at least 18.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 15 years.

(2) A person (the sender) commits an offence if:

(a) the sender causes an article to be carried by a postal or similar service to another person (the recipient); and

(b) the sender does this with the intention of procuring the recipient to engage in sexual activity with another person (the participant); and

(c) the recipient is someone who is, or who the sender believes to be, under 16; and

(d) the participant is someone who is, or who the sender believes to be, at least 18.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 15 years.

(3) A person (the sender) commits an offence if:

(a) the sender causes an article to be carried by a postal or similar service to another person (the recipient); and

(b) the sender does this with the intention of procuring the recipient to engage in sexual activity with another person; and

(c) the recipient is someone who is, or who the sender believes to be, under 16; and

(d) the other person referred to in paragraph (b) is someone who is, or who the sender believes to be, under 18; and

(e) the sender intends that the sexual activity referred to in paragraph (b) will take place in the presence of:

(i) the sender; or

(ii) another person (the participant) who is, or who the sender believes to be, at least 18.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 15 years.