Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017

56.

Amendment of Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016

56. Schedule 1 to the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016 is amended—

(a) in Part 1, by the substitution of the following paragraph for paragraph 4:

“4. An offence referred to in—

(a) paragraph 8 of Part 2 (defilement of child under the age of 17 years), or

(b) paragraph 23, 24 or 25 of Part 2 in so far as it relates to an offence referred to in subparagraph (a),

committed prior to the commencement of section 17 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 shall not be a sexual offence for the purposes of Part 2 of this Act if the person who is convicted of the offence was at the date of the commission of the offence, not more than 24 months older than the child with whom he or she engaged or attempted to engage in a sexual act within the meaning of section 1 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2006.”,

(b) in Part 2—

(i) in paragraph 17—

(I) by the insertion of the following subparagraph after subparagraph (b):

“(ba) section 4A (organising etc. child prostitution or production of child pornography);”,

(II) by the insertion of the following subparagraph after subparagraph (c):

“(ca) section 5A (participation of child in pornographic performance);”,

and

(ii) by the insertion of the following paragraph after paragraph 22:

“22A. An offence under any of the following provisions of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017:

(a) section 3 (obtaining, providing etc. a child for purpose of sexual exploitation),

(b) section 4 (invitation etc. to sexual touching),

(c) section 5 (sexual activity in presence of child),

(d) section 6 (causing child to watch sexual activity),

(e) section 7 (meeting child for purpose of sexual exploitation),

(f) section 8 (use of information and communication technology to facilitate sexual exploitation of child),

(g) section 21 (sexual act with protected person),

(h) section 22 (offence against relevant person by person in authority).”.