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Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009

Section 21 – Causing a young child to participate in a sexual activity

60.This section creates the offence of “causing a young child to participate in a sexual activity”. Subsection (1) provides that the offence is committed if the perpetrator intentionally causes the young child to participate in a sexual activity.

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