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 272.20   Preparing for or planning offence against this Division   Offences involving sexual intercourse or other sexual activity with child, and benefiting offence

(1)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person does an act; and


(b) the person does so with the intention of preparing for, or planning, an offence against section 272.8 , 272.9 , 272.10 , 272.11 or 272.18 .

Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.

Offences involving sexual intercourse or other sexual activity with young person

(2)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person does an act; and


(b) the person does so with the intention of preparing for, or planning, an offence against section 272.12 or 272.13 .

Penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.

(3)  
Subsections (1) and (2) apply:


(a) whether the act is done within or outside Australia; and


(b) whether or not an offence against a provision referred to in paragraph (1)(b) or (2)(b) is in fact committed; and


(c) whether or not the act is done in preparation for, or planning, a specific offence against a provision referred to in paragraph (1)(b) or (2)(b); and


(d) whether or not the act is done in preparation for, or planning, more than one offence against a provision referred to in paragraph (1)(b) or (2)(b).


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