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Prospective

PART 2 SProtection of vulnerable groups

MiscellaneousS

88Offences outside ScotlandS

(1)The PVG Act is amended as follows.

(2)After section 37 insert—

37AOffences outside Scotland

(1)This section applies where an offence is committed under section 34, 35 or 36 outside Scotland.

(2)The person committing the offence may be prosecuted, tried and punished for the offence—

(a)in a sheriff court district in which the person is apprehended or in custody, or

(b)in a sheriff court district determined by the Lord Advocate,

as if the offence had been committed in that district.

(3)The offence is, for all purposes incidental to or consequential on the trial and punishment, deemed to have been committed in that district..

(3)After section 45G (as inserted by section 73) insert—

47HOffences outside Scotland

(1)This section applies where an offence is committed under section 45C, 45D, 45E or 45F outside Scotland.

(2)The person committing the offence may be prosecuted, tried and punished for the offence—

(a)in a sheriff court district in which the person is apprehended or in custody, or

(b)in a sheriff court district determined by the Lord Advocate,

as if the offence had been committed in that district.

(3)The offence is, for all purposes incidental to or consequential on the trial and punishment, deemed to have been committed in that district..