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Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

Section 44 – Sexual offences: defences in relation to offences against older children

230.This section amends section 39 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 so as to provide that the defence of ‘proximity of age’ provided for at section 39(4) shall apply in respect of the offence at section 30(2)(e) .

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