Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1993
Soliciting or importuning for purposes of commission of sexual offence.
F5 [ 6. — (1) A person who solicits or importunes a child (whether or not for the purposes of prostitution) for the purposes of the commission of an act that would constitute an offence —
( b ) referred to in section 2 of the Act of 1990,
shall be guilty of an offence.
(2) F6 [ … ]
(3) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable —
( a ) on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding € 5,000, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or to both, or
( b ) on conviction on indictment to a fine, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years, or to both.
(4) In this section —
‘ Act of 1990 ’ means the Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act 1990 ;
‘ child ’ means a person under the age of 17 years;
‘ mentally impaired ’ has the same meaning as it has in section 5 of this Act. ]
Substituted (7.03.2007) by Criminal Law (Sexual Offences)(Amendment) Act 2007 (6/2007), s. 2, commenced on enactment.
Repealed (27.03.2017) by Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 (2/2017), s. 24, S.I. No. 112 of 2017.
Modifications (not altering text):
Application of section modified (7.03.2007) by Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Act 2007 (6/2007), s. 3(3), commenced on enactment.
Application of certain enactments.
(3) Sections 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 of the Act of 1981 shall apply to an offence under section 6 of the Act of 1993 subject to the modification that references in any of those sections to—
(a) sexual assault offence shall be construed as including references to an offence under section 6 of the Act of 1993, and
(b) rape offence shall be construed as including references to an offence under section 6 of the Act of 1993.
Previous affecting provision: section substituted (1.05.2002) by Children Act 2001 (24/2001), s. 250, S.I. No. 151 of 2002; substituted as per F-note above.