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Section 66DE Crimes Act 1900
Aggravated Sexual Act Child Between 10 and 16

Section 66DE of the Crimes Act 1900 is Aggravated Sexual Act Child Between 10 and 16 and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 66DE of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Aggravated Sexual Act Child Between 10 and 16’ and reads as follows:

66DE Aggravated Sexual Act Child Between 10 and 16

(1) Any person who in circumstances of aggravation intentionally:

(a) carries out a sexual act with or towards a child who is of or above the age of 10 years and under the age of 16 years, or

(b) incites a child who is of or above the age of 10 years and under the age of 16 years to carry out a sexual act with or towards the person, or

(c) incites a child who is of or above the age of 10 years and under the age of 16 years to carry out a sexual act with or towards another person, or

(d) incites another person to carry out a sexual act with or towards a child who is of or above the age of 10 years and under the age of 16 years,
is guilty of an offence.

Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.

(2) In this section,
“circumstances of aggravation” means circumstances in which:

(a) at the time of, or immediately before or after, the commission of the offence, the alleged offender intentionally or recklessly inflicts actual bodily harm on the alleged victim or any other person who is present or nearby, or

(b) at the time of, or immediately before or after, the commission of the offence, the alleged offender threatens to inflict actual bodily harm on the alleged victim or any other person who is present or nearby by means of an offensive weapon or instrument, or

(c) the alleged offender is in the company of another person or persons, or

(d) the alleged victim is (whether generally or at the time of the commission of the offence) under the authority of the alleged offender, or

(e) the alleged victim has a serious physical disability, or

(f) the alleged victim has a cognitive impairment, or

(g) the alleged offender took advantage of the alleged victim being under the influence of alcohol or a drug in order to commit the offence, or

(h) the alleged offender deprives the alleged victim of his or her liberty for a period before or after the commission of the offence, or

(i) the alleged offender breaks and enters into any dwelling-house or other building with the intention of committing the offence or any other serious indictable offence.

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