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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2015

Section 89: Meeting a child following sexual grooming etc.

This section amends Article 22(1) (a) of the Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 to reduce the number of times an adult has to have met, or communicated with a child, before meeting them, or travelling to meet them, from two occasions to one or more occasions.  The provision does not apply retrospectively and is effective only from the date of commencement of this section.

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