Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3

CHAPTER 8 - OFFENCES AGAINST HUMANITY AND RELATED OFFENCES  

Division 272 - Child sex offences outside Australia  

Subdivision C - Offences of benefiting from, encouraging or preparing for sexual offences against children outside Australia  

SECTION 272.18   Benefiting from offence against this Division  

(1)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person engages in conduct; and


(b) the person does so with the intention of benefiting from an offence against this Division; and


(c) the conduct is reasonably capable of resulting in the person benefiting from such an offence.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 20 years.

(2)  
Subsection (1) applies:


(a) whether the conduct is engaged in within or outside Australia; and


(b) whether or not the person intends to benefit financially from an offence against this Division; and


(c) whether or not an offence against this Division is in fact committed.

(3)  
Absolute liability applies to paragraph (1)(c).

Note:

For absolute liability, see section 6.2 .


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