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Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009

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56Continuity of law on sexual offences committed outside the United KingdomS

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(1)This section applies where, in any trial—

(a)the accused is charged in respect of the same conduct both—

(i)with an offence mentioned in subsection (2) as modified by section 16B of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 (commission of certain sexual acts outside the United Kingdom), and

(ii)with that offence as modified by section 55,

(b)there is a failure to establish beyond reasonable doubt that—

(i)the time when the conduct took place was after the coming into force of section 55, and

(ii)the time when the conduct took place was before the coming into force of the repeal of section 16B of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995, and

(c)the court (or, in the case of a trial of an indictment, the jury) is satisfied in every other respect that the accused committed the offences charged.

(2)The offences referred to in subsection (1)(a) are—

(a)an offence under section 52 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (c. 45) (taking and distribution of indecent images of children),

(b)an offence under section 52A of that Act (possession of indecent images of children),

(c)an offence under section 9 of the Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 9) (paying for sexual services of a child),

(d)an offence under section 10 of that Act (causing or inciting provision by child of sexual services or pornography),

(e)an offence under section 11 of that Act (controlling a child providing sexual services or involved in pornography),

(f)an offence under section 12 of that Act (arranging or facilitating provision by child of sexual services or pornography).

(3)Where this section applies, the accused may be found guilty of the offence mentioned in subsection (2) as modified by section 16B of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995.

(4)A reference in this section to an offence includes a reference to—

(a)an attempt to commit,

(b)incitement to commit,

(c)counselling or procuring the commission of, and

(d)involvement art and part in,

an offence.

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