Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3

CHAPTER 8 - OFFENCES AGAINST HUMANITY AND RELATED OFFENCES  

Division 270 - Slavery and slavery-like offences  

Subdivision C - Slavery-like offences  

SECTION 270.7   270.7   Deceptive recruiting for labour or services  
A person (the recruiter ) commits an offence if:


(a) the recruiter engages in conduct; and


(b) the recruiter engages in the conduct with the intention of inducing another person (the victim ) to enter into an engagement to provide labour or services; and


(c) the conduct causes the victim to be deceived about:


(i) the extent to which the victim will be free to leave the place or area where the victim provides the labour or services; or

(ii) the extent to which the victim will be free to cease providing the labour or services; or

(iii) the extent to which the victim will be free to leave his or her place of residence; or

(iv) if there is or will be a debt owed or claimed to be owed by the victim in connection with the engagement - the quantum, or the existence, of the debt owed or claimed to be owed; or

(v) the fact that the engagement will involve exploitation, or the confiscation of the victim ' s travel or identity documents; or

(vi) if the engagement is to involve the provision of sexual services - that fact, or the nature of sexual services to be provided (for example, whether those services will require the victim to have unprotected sex).

Penalty:


(a) in the case of an aggravated offence (see section 270.8 ) - imprisonment for 9 years; or


(b) in any other case - imprisonment for 7 years.




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