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Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992

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2 Offences to which this Act applies.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This Act applies to the following offences—

(a)any offence under any of the provisions of the M1Sexual Offences Act 1956 mentioned in subsection (2);

(b)any offence under section 128 of the M2Mental Health Act 1959 (intercourse with mentally handicapped person by hospital staff etc.);

(c)any offence under section 1 of the M3Indecency with Children Act 1960 (indecent conduct towards young child);

(d)any offence under section 54 of the M4Criminal Law Act 1977 (incitement by man of his grand-daughter, daughter or sister under the age of 16 to commit incest with him);

(e)any attempt to commit any of the offences mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (d).

[F1(f)any conspiracy to commit any of those offences;

F1(g)any incitement of another to commit any of those offences.]

(2)The provisions of the Act of 1956 are—

(a)section 2 (procurement of a woman by threats);

(b)section 3 (procurement of a woman by false pretences);

(c)section 4 (administering drugs to obtain intercourse with a woman);

(d)section 5 (intercourse with a girl under the age of 13);

(e)section 6 (intercourse with a girl between the ages of 13 and 16);

(f)section 7 (intercourse with a mentally handicapped person);

(g)section 9 (procurement of a mentally handicapped person);

(h)section 10 (incest by a man);

(i)section 11 (incest by a woman);

(j)section 12 (buggery);

(k)section 14 (indecent assault on a woman);

(l)section 15 (indecent assault on a man);

(m)section 16 (assault with intent to commit buggery).

[F2(4)This Act applies to a service offence (wherever committed) if the corresponding civil offence is mentioned in subsection (1).]

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F2S. 2(4) inserted (1.10.2001) by 2001 c. 19, s. 34, Sch. 6 Pt. I para. 1; S.I. 2001/3234, art. 2 (subject to saving in art. 3)

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I1S. 2 wholly in force at 1.8.1992 see s. 8(3) and S.I. 1992/1336, art. 2

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