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Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016

Meaning of sexual harm
Section 10 – Meaning of sexual harm

72.Section 10 defines “sexual harm” to mean physical or psychological harm caused by a person committing an offence or offences listed in schedule 3 of the 2003 Act (or equivalent offences outside the UK). The offences in schedule 3 are exclusively sexual offences.

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