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Here you can browse the Supplement (a) to the Marshalled List of Amendments to the Criminal Justice and Court Services Bill. to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
After Clause 38
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLATCH
[In substitution for amendment 59]
 
59A*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  After section 1 of the Indecency with Children Act 1960 (indecent conduct towards young child), there shall be inserted-- 
 Use of electronic communications systems to procure acts of gross indecency with children.    1A.--(1)  In this section, except where otherwise stated, "child" means a person under the age of sixteen years. 
     (2)  Any person who uses an electronic communications system, including (but not limited to) computers, computer networks, computer bulletin boards and newsgroups, computer chatrooms, the internet, and other analogous electronic means, for the purposes of-- 
 
      (a)  engaging in an act of gross indecency with a person he knows or has reason to believe is a child;
      (b)  engaging in a sexually explicit discussion with a person he knows or has reason to believe is a child; or
      (c)  soliciting a person he knows or has reason to believe is a child to engage in any act that would constitute an offence under section 1 or under section 2(a) or (b),
    is guilty of an offence and shall be liable--
            (i)  on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, or to a fine, or to both; or
            (ii)  on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or to both.
        (3)  References in the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 to the offences mentioned in the first Schedule to that Act shall include offences under this section.
        (4)  Offences under this section shall be deemed to be offences against the person for the purpose of section 3 of the Visiting Forces Act 1952 (which restricts the trial by the United Kingdom courts of offenders connected with visiting forces).".")
Use of electronic communications systems to procure acts of gross indecency with children.
 
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