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Sexual Offences Act 2003

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(1)In this Act—

(a)a reference to a court order or a conviction or finding includes a reference to an order of or a conviction or finding by a service court,

(b)a reference to an offence includes a reference to an offence triable by a service court,

(c)“proceedings” includes proceedings before a service court, and

(d)a reference to proceedings for an offence under this Act includes a reference to proceedings for the offence under section 70 of the Army Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 18) or the Air Force Act 1955 (3 & 4 Eliz. 2 c. 19) or section 42 of the Naval Discipline Act 1957 (c. 53) for which the offence under this Act is the corresponding civil offence.

(2)In sections 92 and 104(1), “court” includes a service court.

(3)Where the court making a sexual offences prevention order is a service court—

(a)sections 104(1)(a) and (4) to (6), 105, 109, 111 and 112 do not apply,

(b)in section 108, “the appropriate court” means the Crown Court in England and Wales, and

(c)in section 110(3)(a), the references to the Crown Court and Court of Appeal are references to the Crown Court and Court of Appeal in England and Wales.

(4)In this section “service court” means a court-martial or Standing Civilian Court.

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