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Threat to commit a sexual offence

    (1)     A person (A) commits an offence if—

        (a)     A makes to another person (B) a threat to rape or sexually assault B or a third person (C); and

        (b)     A intends that B will believe, or believes that B will probably believe, that A will carry out the threat.

    (2)     Words or conduct may constitute a threat for the purposes of subsection (1) if by those words or that conduct an intention to do any of the following is conveyed—

        (a)     to sexually penetrate or sexually touch B or C without B or C's consent;

        (b)     to cause B or C, without B or C's consent, to sexually penetrate or sexually touch—

              (i)     A; or

              (ii)     C or B (as the case requires); or

              (iii)     themselves; or

              (iv)     another person; or

S. 43(2)(b)(v) amended by No. 47/2016 s. 14(1)(a).

              (v)     an animal;

S. 43(2)(c) inserted by No. 47/2016 s. 14(1)(b).

        (c)     to cause B or C, without B or C's consent, to be sexually penetrated or sexually touched by another person or by an animal.

    (3)     A person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable to level 6 imprisonment (5 years maximum).

S. 43(4) substituted by No. 47/2016 s. 14(2).

    (4)     For the purposes of this section, a threat may be made by words or conduct and may be explicit or implicit.

Note to s. 43 repealed by No. 47/2016 s. 14(3).

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New s. 44 inserted by No. 47/2016 s. 15.

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