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Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003

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19Amendments in relation to certain serious and sexual offences

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(1)In the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (c. 45)

(a)in section 52 (indecent photographs etc. of children), in subsection (3)(b) for the words “3 years” there is substituted “10 years”;

(b)in section 52A (possession of indecent photographs of children), in subsection (3) the existing words from “on summary” to the end become paragraph (a), and after that paragraph there is inserted—

(b)on conviction on indictment of such an offence to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 5 years or to a fine or to both..

(2)In the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 39)

(a)in section 8 (abduction and unlawful detention), subsections (1) and (2) are repealed;

(b)section 15 (defence to charge of indecent assault) is repealed;

(c)in section 16B (commission of certain sexual acts outside the United Kingdom), after subsection (6) there is inserted—

(6A)A person may be proceeded against, indicted, tried and punished for any offence to which this section applies—

(a)in any sheriff court district in Scotland in which he is apprehended or is in custody; or

(b)in such sheriff court district as the Lord Advocate may determine,

as if the offence had been committed in that district; and the offence shall, for all purposes incidental to or consequential on trial or punishment, be deemed to have been committed in that district.

(6B)In subsection (6A) above, “sheriff court district” shall be construed in accordance with section 307(1) (interpretation) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 46)..

(3)In the Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Act 1997 (c. 48), section 1 (imprisonment for life on further conviction for certain offences) is repealed.

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