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Person to state age

85 Person to state age

(1) This section applies if a police officer reasonably believes that a person in a licensed brothel may be a minor.
(2) The police officer may require the person to give particulars of the person’s age.
(3) If the police officer considers, on reasonable grounds, that any particulars given by the person may be false, the police officer may require the person to give satisfactory evidence of the correctness of the particulars.
(4) If the police officer makes a requirement under subsection (2) or (3) , the police officer must warn the person that it is an offence—
(a) to fail, without reasonable excuse, to comply with the requirement; or
(b) to give false particulars or evidence.
(5) The person must not, without reasonable excuse—
(a) fail to comply with a requirement made under subsection (2) or (3) ; or
(b) give false particulars of the person’s age; or
(c) give false evidence about the person’s age.
Maximum penalty for subsection (5) —20 penalty units.

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