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Section 474.27A Criminal Code Act
Using Carriage Service to Transmit Indecent Communication to Child Under 16

Section 474.27A of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Using Carriage Service to Transmit Indecent Communication to Child Under 16 and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

474.27A Using a carriage service to transmit indecent communication to person under 16 years of age

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

(a) the sender uses a carriage service to transmit a communication to another person (the recipient); and

(b) the communication includes material that is indecent; and

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

(d) the sender is at least 18 years of age.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 7 years.

(2) In a prosecution for an offence against subsection (1), whether material is indecent is a matter for the trier of fact.

(3) In this section:

indecent means indecent according to the standards of ordinary people.

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