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Sexual Offences Bill [HL]

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Home Office, are published separately

as HL Bill 26—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

The Lord Falconer of Thoroton has made the following statement under section

19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Sexual Offences Bill [HL] are compatible with the

Convention rights.

 
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Contents

Part 1

Sexual Offences

Rape

      1        Rape

      2        Rape of a child under 13

Assault

      3        Assault by penetration

      4        Assault of a child under 13 by penetration

      5        Sexual assault

      6        Sexual assault of a child under 13

Causing sexual activity without consent

      7        Causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent

      8        Causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity

Child sex offences

      9        Sexual activity with a child

      10        Causing a child to engage in sexual activity

      11        Inciting a child to engage in sexual activity

      12        Engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child

      13        Causing a child to watch a sexual act

      14        Child sex offences committed by children or young persons

      15        Arranging or facilitating commission of a child sex offence

      16        Sections 9 to 15: marriage exception

      17        Meeting a child following sexual grooming etc.

Abuse of a position of trust

      18        Abuse of position of trust: sexual activity with a child

      19        Abuse of position of trust: causing a child to engage in sexual activity

      20        Abuse of position of trust: inciting a child to engage in sexual activity

 
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      21        Abuse of position of trust: sexual activity in the presence of a child

      22        Abuse of position of trust: causing a child to watch a sexual act

      23        Positions of trust

      24        Positions of trust: interpretation

      25        Sections 18 to 22: marriage exception

      26        Sections 18 to 22: sexual relationships which pre-date position of trust

      27        Sections 18 to 22: existing sexual relationships

Familial child sex offences

      28        Sexual activity with a child family member

      29        Inciting a child family member to engage in sexual activity

      30        Family relationships

      31        Sections 28 and 29: marriage exception

      32        Sections 28 and 29: existing sexual relationships

Offences against persons with a mental disorder or learning disability

      33        Sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder or learning disability

      34        Causing a person with a mental disorder or learning disability to engage in

sexual activity

      35        Inciting a person with a mental disorder or learning disability to engage in

sexual activity

      36        Engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a person with a mental disorder

or learning disability

      37        Causing a person with a mental disorder or learning disability to watch a

sexual act

Inducements etc. to persons with mental disorder or learning diability

      38        Inducement, threat or deception to procure sexual activity with a person with

a mental disorder or learning disability

      39        Causing a person with a mental disorder or learning disability to engage in

sexual activity by inducement, threat or deception

      40        Causing a person with a mental disorder or learning disability to agree to

engage in sexual activity by inducement, threat or deception

      41        Engaging in sexual activity in the presence, procured by inducement, threat

or deception, of a person with a mental disorder or learning disability

      42        Causing a person with a mental disorder or learning disability to watch a

sexual act by inducement, threat or deception

Care workers for persons with mental disorder or learning disability

      43        Care workers: sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder or learning

disability

      44        Care workers: causing sexual activity

      45        Care workers: inciting sexual activity

      46        Care workers: sexual activity in the presence of a person with a mental

disorder or learning disability

      47        Care workers: causing a person with a mental disorder or learning disability

to watch a sexual act

      48        Care workers: interpretation

      49        Sections 43 to 47: marriage exception

      50        Sections 43 to 47: sexual relationships which pre-date care relationships

 
 

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      51        Sections 43 to 47: existing sexual relationships

Indecent photographs of children

      52        Indecent photographs of persons aged 16 or 17

      53        Criminal investigations or proceedings

Prostitution and child pornography

      54        Paying for sex with a child

      55        Causing or inciting child prostitution or pornography

      56        Causing or inciting prostitution for gain

      57        Controlling a child prostitute or a child involved in pornography

      58        Controlling prostitution for gain

      59        Arranging or facilitating child prostitution or pornography

      60        Sections 55 to 59: interpretation

Trafficking

      61        Trafficking into the UK for sexual exploitation

      62        Trafficking within the UK for sexual exploitation

      63        Trafficking out of the UK for sexual exploitation

      64        Sections 61 to 63: interpretation and jurisdiction

Preparatory offences

      65        Administering a substance with intent

      66        Committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual offence

      67        Trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence

Sex with an adult relative

      68        Sex with an adult relative: penetration

      69        Sex with an adult relative: consenting to penetration

Other offences

      70        Exposure

      71        Voyeurism

      72        Intercourse with an animal

      73        Sexual penetration of a corpse

      74        Sexual activity in public

Offences outside the United Kingdom

      75        Offences outside the United Kingdom

General

      76        Offences against children under 13

      77        “Consent”

      78        Presumptions about the absence of consent

      79        Section 78: relevant acts

      80        “Sexual”

 
 

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      81        Part 1: general interpretation

Part 2

Notification and orders

Notification requirements

      82        Persons becoming subject to notification requirements

      83        Persons formerly subject to Part 1 of the Sex Offenders Act 1997

      84        The notification period

      85        Notification requirements: initial notification

      86        Notification requirements: changes

      87        Notification requirements: periodic notification

      88        Notification requirements: travel outside the United Kingdom

      89        Method of notification and related matters

      90        Section 89: interpretation

      91        Young offenders: parental directions

      92        Parental directions: variations, renewals and discharges

      93        Offences relating to notification

      94        Certificates for purposes of Part 2

Information about release or transfer

      95        Information about release or transfer

Notification orders

      96        Notification orders: applications and grounds

      97        Notification orders: effect

      98        Sections 96 and 97: relevant offences

      99        Interim notification orders

      100        Notification orders and interim notification orders: appeals

      101        Appeals: Scotland

      102        Sections 96 to 99 : Scotland

Sexual offences prevention orders

      103        Sexual offences prevention orders: applications and grounds

      104        Section 103: supplemental

      105        Sexual offences prevention orders: effect

      106        Sexual offences prevention orders: variations, renewals and discharges

      107        Interim sexual offences prevention orders

      108        SOPOs and interim SOPOs: appeals

      109        Offence: breach of SOPO or interim SOPO

Risk of sexual harm orders

      110        Risk of sexual harm orders: applications, grounds and effect

      111        Section 110: interpretation

      112        Risk of sexual harm orders: variations, renewals and discharges

      113        Interim risk of sexual harm orders

      114        RSHOs and interim RSHOs: appeals

      115        Offence: breach of RSHO or interim RSHO

 
 

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      116        Effect of conviction etc. of an offence under section 115

Power to amend Schedules 2 and 3

      117        Power to amend Schedules 2 and 3

General

      118        Young offenders: application

      119        Part 2: general interpretation

      120        Conditional discharges and probation orders

      121        Interpretation: mentally disordered offenders

      122        Part 2: Northern Ireland

Part 3

General

      123        Orders and regulations

      124        Minor and consequential amendments

      125        Repeals and revocation

      126        Commencement

      127        Extent, saving etc.

      128        Short title

                  Schedule 1                                         Sexual offences to which section 75 applies

                  Schedule 2                                         Sexual offences for purposes of Part 2

                  Schedule 3                                         Other offences for purposes of Part 2

                  Schedule 4                                         Minor and consequential amendments

                  Schedule 5                                         Repeals and revocation

 
 

 
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