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Sexual Offences Act 2003

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Sexual Offences

    1. Rape

      1. 1.Rape

    2. Assault

      1. 2.Assault by penetration

      2. 3.Sexual assault

    3. Causing sexual activity without consent

      1. 4.Causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent

    4. Rape and other offences against children under 13

      1. 5.Rape of a child under 13

      2. 6.Assault of a child under 13 by penetration

      3. 7.Sexual assault of a child under 13

      4. 8.Causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity

    5. Child sex offences

      1. 9.Sexual activity with a child

      2. 10.Causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity

      3. 11.Engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child

      4. 12.Causing a child to watch a sexual act

      5. 13.Child sex offences committed by children or young persons

      6. 14.Arranging or facilitating commission of a child sex offence

      7. 15.Meeting a child following sexual grooming etc.

    6. Abuse of position of trust

      1. 16.Abuse of position of trust: sexual activity with a child

      2. 17.Abuse of position of trust: causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity

      3. 18.Abuse of position of trust: sexual activity in the presence of a child

      4. 19.Abuse of position of trust: causing a child to watch a sexual act

      5. 20.Abuse of position of trust: acts done in Scotland

      6. 21.Positions of trust

      7. 22.Positions of trust: interpretation

      8. 23.Sections 16 to 19: marriage exception

      9. 24.Sections 16 to 19: sexual relationships which pre-date position of trust

    7. Familial child sex offences

      1. 25.Sexual activity with a child family member

      2. 26.Inciting a child family member to engage in sexual activity

      3. 27.Family relationships

      4. 28.Sections 25 and 26: marriage exception

      5. 29.Sections 25 and 26: sexual relationships which pre-date family relationships

    8. Offences against persons with a mental disorder impeding choice

      1. 30.Sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder impeding choice

      2. 31.Causing or inciting a person, with a mental disorder impeding choice, to engage in sexual activity

      3. 32.Engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a person with a mental disorder impeding choice

      4. 33.Causing a person, with a mental disorder impeding choice, to watch a sexual act

    9. Inducements etc. to persons with a mental disorder

      1. 34.Inducement, threat or deception to procure sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder

      2. 35.Causing a person with a mental disorder to engage in or agree to engage in sexual activity by inducement, threat or deception

      3. 36.Engaging in sexual activity in the presence, procured by inducement, threat or deception, of a person with a mental disorder

      4. 37.Causing a person with a mental disorder to watch a sexual act by inducement, threat or deception

    10. Care workers for persons with a mental disorder

      1. 38.Care workers: sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder

      2. 39.Care workers: causing or inciting sexual activity

      3. 40.Care workers: sexual activity in the presence of a person with a mental disorder

      4. 41.Care workers: causing a person with a mental disorder to watch a sexual act

      5. 42.Care workers: interpretation

      6. 43.Sections 38 to 41: marriage exception

      7. 44.Sections 38 to 41: sexual relationships which pre-date care relationships

    11. Indecent photographs of children

      1. 45.Indecent photographs of persons aged 16 or 17

      2. 46.Criminal proceedings, investigations etc.

    12. Abuse of children through prostitution and pornography

      1. 47.Paying for sexual services of a child

      2. 48.Causing or inciting child prostitution or pornography

      3. 49.Controlling a child prostitute or a child involved in pornography

      4. 50.Arranging or facilitating child prostitution or pornography

      5. 51.Sections 48 to 50: interpretation

    13. Exploitation of prostitution

      1. 52.Causing or inciting prostitution for gain

      2. 53.Controlling prostitution for gain

      3. 54.Sections 52 and 53: interpretation

    14. Amendments relating to prostitution

      1. 55.Penalties for keeping a brothel used for prostitution

      2. 56.Extension of gender-specific prostitution offences

    15. Trafficking

      1. 57.Trafficking into the UK for sexual exploitation

      2. 58.Trafficking within the UK for sexual exploitation

      3. 59.Trafficking out of the UK for sexual exploitation

      4. 60.Sections 57 to 59: interpretation and jurisdiction

    16. Preparatory offences

      1. 61.Administering a substance with intent

      2. 62.Committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual offence

      3. 63.Trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence

    17. Sex with an adult relative

      1. 64.Sex with an adult relative: penetration

      2. 65.Sex with an adult relative: consenting to penetration

    18. Other offences

      1. 66.Exposure

      2. 67.Voyeurism

      3. 68.Voyeurism: interpretation

      4. 69.Intercourse with an animal

      5. 70.Sexual penetration of a corpse

      6. 71.Sexual activity in a public lavatory

    19. Offences outside the United Kingdom

      1. 72.Offences outside the United Kingdom

    20. Supplementary and general

      1. 73.Exceptions to aiding, abetting and counselling

      2. 74.“Consent”

      3. 75.Evidential presumptions about consent

      4. 76.Conclusive presumptions about consent

      5. 77.Sections 75 and 76: relevant acts

      6. 78.“Sexual”

      7. 79.Part 1: general interpretation

  3. Part 2 Notification and orders

    1. Notification requirements

      1. 80.Persons becoming subject to notification requirements

      2. 81.Persons formerly subject to Part 1 of the Sex Offenders Act 1997

      3. 82.The notification period

      4. 83.Notification requirements: initial notification

      5. 84.Notification requirements: changes

      6. 85.Notification requirements: periodic notification

      7. 86.Notification requirements: travel outside the United Kingdom

      8. 87.Method of notification and related matters

      9. 88.Section 87: interpretation

      10. 89.Young offenders: parental directions

      11. 90.Parental directions: variations, renewals and discharges

      12. 91.Offences relating to notification

      13. 92.Certificates for purposes of Part 2

      14. 93.Abolished homosexual offences

    2. Information for verification

      1. 94.Part 2: supply of information to Secretary of State etc. for verification

      2. 95.Part 2: supply of information by Secretary of State etc.

    3. Information about release or transfer

      1. 96.Information about release or transfer

    4. Notification orders

      1. 97.Notification orders: applications and grounds

      2. 98.Notification orders: effect

      3. 99.Sections 97 and 98: relevant offences

      4. 100.Interim notification orders

      5. 101.Notification orders and interim notification orders: appeals

      6. 102.Appeals in relation to notification orders and interim notification orders: Scotland

      7. 103.Sections 97 to 100: Scotland

    5. Sexual offences prevention orders

      1. 104.Sexual offences prevention orders: applications and grounds

      2. 105.SOPOs: further provision as respects Scotland

      3. 106.Section 104: supplemental

      4. 107.SOPOs: effect

      5. 108.SOPOs: variations, renewals and discharges

      6. 109.Interim SOPOs

      7. 110.SOPOs and interim SOPOs: appeals

      8. 111.Appeals in relation to SOPOs and interim SOPOs: Scotland

      9. 112.Sections 104 and 106 to 109: Scotland

      10. 113.Offence: breach of SOPO or interim SOPO

    6. Foreign travel orders

      1. 114.Foreign travel orders: applications and grounds

      2. 115.Section 114: interpretation

      3. 116.Section 114: qualifying offenders

      4. 117.Foreign travel orders: effect

      5. 118.Foreign travel orders: variations, renewals and discharges

      6. 119.Foreign travel orders: appeals

      7. 120.Appeals in relation to foreign travel orders: Scotland

      8. 121.Sections 114 to 118: Scotland

      9. 122.Offence: breach of foreign travel order

    7. Risk of sexual harm orders

      1. 123.Risk of sexual harm orders: applications, grounds and effect

      2. 124.Section 123: interpretation

      3. 125.RSHOs: variations, renewals and discharges

      4. 126.Interim RSHOs

      5. 127.RSHOs and interim RSHOs: appeals

      6. 128.Offence: breach of RSHO or interim RSHO

      7. 129.Effect of conviction etc. of an offence under section 128

    8. Power to amend Schedules 3 and 5

      1. 130.Power to amend Schedules 3 and 5

    9. General

      1. 131.Young offenders: application

      2. 132.Offences with thresholds

      3. 133.Part 2: general interpretation

      4. 134.Conditional discharges and probation orders

      5. 135.Interpretation: mentally disordered offenders

      6. 136.Part 2: Northern Ireland

  4. Part 3 General

    1. 137.Service courts

    2. 138.Orders and regulations

    3. 139.Minor and consequential amendments

    4. 140.Repeals and revocations

    5. 141.Commencement

    6. 142.Extent, saving etc.

    7. 143.Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Extension of gender-specific prostitution offences

    2. Schedule 2

      Sexual offences to which section 72 applies

    3. Schedule 3

      Sexual offences for purposes of Part 2

    4. Schedule 4

      Procedure for ending notification requirements for abolished homosexual offences

    5. Schedule 5

      Other offences for purposes of Part 2

    6. Schedule 6

      Minor and consequential amendments

    7. Schedule 7

      Repeals and revocations

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