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The Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1999

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Meaning of “sexual offence” and other references to offences

3.—(1) In this Order “sexual offence” means—

(a)rape or burglary with intent to rape;

(b)any offence under any of the following provisions of the [1861 c. 100.] Offences against the Person Act 1861—

(i)section 52 (indecent assault on a female);

(ii)section 53 so far as it relates to the abduction of a woman against her will;

(iii)section 61 (buggery);

(iv)section 62 (attempt to commit buggery, assault with intent to commit buggery or indecent assault on a male);

(c)any offence under any of the following provisions of the [1885 c. 69.] Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885—

(i)section 3 (procuring unlawful carnal knowledge of a woman by threats, false pretences or administering drugs);

(ii)section 4 (unlawful carnal knowledge, or attempted unlawful carnal knowledge, of a girl under 14);

(iii)section 5 (unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under 17);

(d)any offence under any of the following provisions of the [1908 c. 45.] Punishment of Incest Act 1908—

(i)section 1 (incest, attempted incest by males);

(ii)section 2 (incest by females over 16);

(e)any offence under section 22 of the [1968 c. 34 (N.I.).] Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (indecent conduct towards child);

(f)any offence under Article 9 of the [1980 NI 6.] Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1980 (inciting girl under 16 to have incestuous sexual intercourse);

(g)any offence under Article 123 of the [1986 NI 4.] Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (unlawful sexual intercourse by hospital staff, etc. with a person receiving treatment for mental disorder).

(2) In this Order any reference (including a reference having effect by virtue of this paragraph) to an offence of any description (“the substantive offence”) is to be taken to include a reference to an offence which consists of attempting or conspiring to commit, or of aiding, abetting, counselling, procuring or inciting the commission of, the substantive offence.

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