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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 [1956 c. 69.] Sexual Offences Act 1956 (unlawful intercourse, indecent assault, forcible abduction etc.);
(c)an offence under section 128 of the [1959 c. 72.] Mental 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 [1960 c. 33.] Indecency with Children Act 1960 (indecent conduct towards child under 14);
(e)an offence under section 54 of the [1977 c. 45.] Criminal 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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