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

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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The Legislation

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).

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