Section 66EC of the Crimes Act 1900 is Grooming a Person For Unlawful Sexual Activity With a Child Under The Person’s Authority and is extracted below.
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Section 66EC of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Grooming a Person For Unlawful Sexual Activity With a Child Under The Person’s Authority’ and reads as follows:
66EC Grooming a Person For Unlawful Sexual Activity With a Child Under The Person’s Authority
(1) In this section:
“adult person” means a person who is of or above the age of 18 years.
“child” means a person who is under the age of 16 years.
“unlawful sexual activity” means an act that constitutes an offence under this Division or Division 10A, 15 or 15A (or, in the case of an act occurring outside this State, that would constitute such an offence if it occurred in this State).
(2) An adult person:
(a) who provides a person (other than a child) with any financial or other material benefit, and
(b) who does so with the intention of making it easier to procure a child who is under the authority of the person for unlawful sexual activity with the adult person or any other person,
is guilty of an offence.
(a) in the case of a child who is under the age of 14 years–imprisonment for 6 years, or
(b) in any other case–imprisonment for 5 years.
(3) Proceedings for an offence under this section may only be instituted by or with the approval of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
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