Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act 2008

2.

Trafficking, etc., of children.

2.— (1) A person who trafficks a child for the purposes of the exploitation of the child shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) A person who—

( a) sells a child, offers or exposes a child for sale or invites the making of an offer to purchase a child, or

( b) purchases or makes an offer to purchase a child,

shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) A person who causes an offence under subsection (1) or (2) to be committed shall be guilty of an offence.

(4) A person who attempts to commit an offence under subsection (1), (2) or (3) shall be guilty of an offence.

(5) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable upon conviction on indictment—

( a) to imprisonment for life or a lesser term, and

( b) at the discretion of the court, to a fine.

(6) In this section “exploitation” does not include sexual exploitation.

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

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Offence under section included in definition of “specified offence” for purposes of Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (37/2013) (1.04.2014) by Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (37/2013), s. 30 and sch., S.I. No. 163 of 2014, art. 2.

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Video recordings of statements made by certain persons in interview with members of An Garda Síochána in relation to an offence under section deemed admissible by Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (12/1992), s. 16(1), as amended (9.08.2013) by Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) (Amendment) Act 2013 (24/2013), s. 4(b), commenced as per s. 5(2), and as amended by Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 (2/2017), s. 37, not commenced as of date of revision.

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Offence under section included in Criminal Justice (Withholding of Information on Offences against Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 (24/2012), sch. 1 (offences against children for purposes of offence under s. 2) (1.08.2012) by Criminal Justice (Withholding of Information on Offences against Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 (24/2012), s. 2 and sch. 1 part 1 item 16, S.I. No. 281 of 2012.

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Obligation imposed on Legal Aid Board to grant legal advice to a person who is an alleged victim of an offence under section by Civil Legal Aid Act 1995 (32/1995), s. 26(3B), as inserted (2.08.2011) by Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (23/2011), s. 3(a), commenced on enactment.

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Offences under section designated as relevant offences for purposes of retrial and double jeopardy procedure (1.09.2010) by Criminal Procedure Act 2010 (27/2010), ss. 7-18 and sch., S.I. No. 414 of 2010.