Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1998

5A

F11 [ Participation of child in pornographic performance

5A. (1) A person who

( a ) causes, incites, compels or coerces, or

( b ) recruits, invites or induces,

a child to participate in a pornographic performance, or gains from such participation, shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) A person who attempts to commit an offence under subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) or (2) shall be liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years.

(4) A person who knowingly attends a pornographic performance shall be guilty of an offence.

(5) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (4) shall be liable

( a ) on summary conviction, to a class A fine, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or both, or

( b ) on conviction on indictment, to a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years, or both.

(6) In this section

attends a pornographic performance includes viewing the performance by means of information and communication technology,

pornographic performance means a live exhibition aimed at an audience, including by means of information and communication technology, of

( a ) a child engaged in real or simulated sexually explicit activity, or

( b ) the sexual organs of a child for primarily sexual purposes. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F11

Inserted (27.03.2017) by Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 (2/2017), s. 13, S.I. No. 112 of 2017.

Modifications (not altering text):

C4

Application of subs. (1) extended (27.03.2017) by Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 (2/2017), s. 42, S.I. No. 112 of 2017.

Jurisdiction

42. (1) Where a person who is an Irish citizen or ordinarily resident in the State does an act against a child in a place other than the State that, if done in the State, would constitute rape, sexual assault, an offence under section 4A, 5(1)(a) or 5A(1) of the Act of 1998, or an offence under section 2, 3 or 3A of the Act of 2006, he or she shall be guilty of that offence.

(2) Where a person conspires with, or incites, in the State, another person to do an act against a child in a place other than the State that, if done in the State, would constitute rape, sexual assault, an offence under section 4A, 5(1)(a) or 5A(1) of the Act of 1998, or an offence under section 2, 3 or 3A of the Act of 2006, he or she shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) Where a person who is an Irish citizen or ordinarily resident in the State conspires with, or incites, in a place other than the State, another person to do an act against a child in a place other than the State that, if done in the State, would constitute rape, sexual assault, an offence under section 4A, 5(1)(a) or 5A(1) of the Act of 1998, or an offence under section 2, 3 or 3A of the Act of 2006, he or she shall be guilty of an offence.

(4) Where a person attempts to commit an offence under subsection (2) or (3), he or she shall be guilty of an offence.

(5) A person found guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on conviction to the penalty to which he or she would have been liable had the act that constituted the offence been done in the State.

(6) For the purposes of this section a person shall be deemed to be ordinarily resident in the State if—

(a) he or she has had his or her principal residence in the State for the period of 12 months immediately preceding the alleged commission of the offence,

(b) it is a company formed and registered under the Companies Act 2014 or an existing company within the meaning of that Act, or

(c) in the case of any other body corporate, it is established under the law of the State.