Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1993

Powers of arrest.


13. (1) If a member of the Garda Síochána reasonably suspects that a person has committed an offence under section 4, 6, 7, F12 [ 7A, ] 8 (2) or 10 (3) of this Act he may—

( a) arrest that person without warrant, or

( b) require him to give his name and address and, if the person fails or refuses to do so or gives a name or address that the member reasonably suspects to be false or misleading, the member may arrest that person without warrant.

(2) A person who fails or refuses to give his name or address when required under subsection (1), or gives a name or address which is false or misleading, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £500.