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Serious Crime Act 2015

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68Child sexual exploitation

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(1)The Sexual Offences Act 2003 is amended as set out in subsections (2) to (6).

(2)For the heading before section 47 substitute “Sexual exploitation of children”.

(3)In section 48 (headed “Causing or inciting child prostitution or pornography”)—

(a)in the heading, for “child prostitution or pornography” substitute “sexual exploitation of a child”;

(b)in subsection (1)(a), for “to become a prostitute, or to be involved in pornography,” substitute “to be sexually exploited”.

(4)In section 49 (headed “Controlling a child prostitute or a child involved in pornography”)—

(a)in the heading, for “prostitute or a child involved in pornography” substitute “in relation to sexual exploitation”;

(b)in subsection (1)(a), for “prostitution or involvement in pornography” substitute “sexual exploitation”.

(5)In section 50 (headed “Arranging or facilitating child prostitution or pornography”)—

(a)in the heading, for “child prostitution or pornography” substitute “sexual exploitation of a child”;

(b)in subsection (1)(a), for “prostitution or involvement in pornography” substitute “sexual exploitation”.

(6)In section 51 (interpretation of sections 48 to 50)—

(a)omit subsection (1);

(b)for subsection (2) substitute—

(2)For the purposes of sections 48 to 50, a person (B) is sexually exploited if—

(a)on at least one occasion and whether or not compelled to do so, B offers or provides sexual services to another person in return for payment or a promise of payment to B or a third person, or

(b)an indecent image of B is recorded;

and “sexual exploitation” is to be interpreted accordingly.

(7)In section 1 of the Street Offences Act 1959 (loitering or soliciting for purposes of prostitution), in subsection (1), after “person” insert “aged 18 or over”.

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