Section 91F Crimes Act | Using Premises for Child Prostitution


Section 91F of the Crimes Act is the offence of Using Premises for Child Prostitution and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 91F of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Using Premises for Child Prostitution’ and reads as follows:

91F Premises not to be used for child prostitution

(1) Any person who is capable of exercising lawful control over premises at which a child participates in an act of child prostitution is liable to imprisonment for 7 years.

(2) For the purposes of this section, each person:
(a) who is an owner, lessee, licensee or occupier of premises,
(b) who is concerned in the management of premises or in controlling the entry of persons to, or their movement within, premises,
is to be considered as capable of exercising lawful control over the premises, whether or not any other person is capable of exercising lawful control over the premises.

(3) A person is not guilty of an offence under this section relating to an act of child prostitution if the person satisfies the court:
(a) that the person did not know about the act, or
(b) that the person did not know that a child was participating in the act or, for any other reason, did not know that the act was an act of child prostitution, or
(c) that the person used all due diligence to prevent the child from participating in the act.