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Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015

Section 32: Offences

137.Section 32 makes provision about breach of TEPOs and TEROs.

138.Subsections (1) and (2) provide that a person commits an offence if that person does anything which the person is prohibited from doing by an order or fails to do anything which the person is required to do by a TEPO or a TERO or an interim TEPO or TERO.

139.Subsection (3) makes provision about penalties in relation to these offences. A person who commits an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or a fine not exceeding the statutory minimum (or both). On conviction on indictment that person is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or a fine (or both).

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