Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017

2.

Interpretation

2. In this Act—

“Act of 1908” means the Punishment of Incest Act 1908;

“Act of 1981” means the Criminal Law (Rape) Act 1981;

“Act of 1990” means the Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act 1990;

“Act of 1992” means the Criminal Evidence Act 1992;

“Act of 1993” means the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1993;

“Act of 1995” means the Criminal Law (Incest Proceedings) Act 1995;

“Act of 1998” means the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1998;

“Act of 2001” means the Sex Offenders Act 2001;

“Act of 2006” means the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2006;

“Act of 2008” means the Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act 2008;

“image” means any photographic, film or video representation or any other form of visual representation, and any accompanying sound or any documents;

“sexual activity” means any activity where a reasonable person would consider that—

(a) whatever its circumstances or the purpose of any person in relation to it, the activity is because of its nature sexual, or

(b) because of its nature the activity may be sexual and because of its circumstances or the purposes of any person in relation to it (or both) the activity is sexual;

“sexual exploitation” means, in relation to a child—

(a) inviting, inducing or coercing the child to engage in prostitution or the production of child pornography,

(b) the prostitution of the child or the use of the child for the production of child pornography,

(c) the commission of an offence specified in the Schedule to the Act of 2001 against the child, causing another person to commit such an offence against the child, or inviting, inducing or coercing the child to commit such an offence against another person,

(d) inducing or coercing the child to engage or participate in any sexual, indecent or obscene act,

(e) inviting the child to engage or participate in any sexual, indecent or obscene act which, if done, would involve the commission of an offence against the child, or

(f) inviting, inducing or coercing the child to observe any sexual, indecent or obscene act, for the purpose of corrupting or depraving the child.