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Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999

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62 Meaning of “sexual offence” and other references to offences.E+W

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(1)In this Part “sexual offence” means—

(a)rape or burglary with intent to rape;

(b)an offence under any of sections 2 to 12 and 14 to 17 of the M1Sexual Offences Act 1956 (unlawful intercourse, indecent assault, forcible abduction etc.);

(c)an offence under section 128 of the M2Mental Health Act 1959 (unlawful intercourse with person receiving treatment for mental disorder by member of hospital staff etc.);

(d)an offence under section 1 of the M3Indecency with Children Act 1960 (indecent conduct towards child under 14);

(e)an offence under section 54 of the M4Criminal Law Act 1977 (incitement of child under 16 to commit incest).

(2)In this Part any reference (including a reference having effect by virtue of this subsection) 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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