Obtaining a Benefit from Child Prostitution is an offence under section 91E of the Crimes Act 1900, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison or 14 years where the child was under the age of 14.
To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:
The ‘money or material benefit’ can be derived directly or indirectly.
‘Child prostitution’ is defined as
Any sexual service, whether or not involving an indecent act:
A ‘child’ is a person under the age of 18 years.
You are not guilty of the offence if you are able to satisfy the court ‘on the balance of probabilities’ that the money or material benefit concerned was:
Duress is a defence to the charge.
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