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Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Section 7: Miscellaneous amendments as to sexual offences

Section 7 introduces Schedule 2 to the Act which:


makes certain amendments to references in the Sexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 2008 to certain forms of child abuse;


extends offences that relate to the recording of indecent images so that they apply also to streaming or other transmission of such images;


makes minor amendments regarding the offences of engaging in sexual communication with a child; and


makes a clarifying minor amendment relating to the offence of paying of sexual services of a person.

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