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Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009

Section 31 – Causing an older child to participate in a sexual activity

85.This section creates the offence of “causing an older child to participate in a sexual activity”. Subsection (1) provides that the offence may be committed only by a person aged 16 or over. Further, it provides that the offence is committed only where the perpetrator intentionally causes an older child to participate in a sexual activity.

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