Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3


Part 10.6 - Telecommunications Services  

Division 474 - Telecommunications offences  

Subdivision F - Offences relating to use of carriage service involving sexual activity with, or causing harm to, person under 16  

SECTION 474.25C   474.25C   Using a carriage service to prepare or plan to cause harm to, engage in sexual activity with, or procure for sexual activity, persons under 16  

A person (the first person ) commits an offence if:

(a) the first person does any act in preparation for doing, or planning to do, any of the following:

(i) causing harm to a person under 16 years of age;

(ii) engaging in sexual activity with a person under 16 years of age;

(iii) procuring a person under 16 years of age to engage in sexual activity; and

(b) the first person is at least 18 years of age; and

(c) the act is done using a carriage service.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.


A person misrepresents their age online as part of a plan to cause harm to another person under 16 years of age.

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