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CRIMES ACT 1958 - SECT 48

Sexual activity directed at another person

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

        (a)     A engages in an activity; and

        (b)     the activity is sexual; and

        (c)     another person (B) sees the activity or a part of the activity; and

        (d)     A knows that B will see, or will probably see, the activity or a part of the activity; and

        (e)     A—

              (i)     intends that B will experience fear or distress from seeing the activity or a part of the activity; or

              (ii)     knows that B will experience, or will probably experience, fear or distress from seeing the activity or a part of the activity.

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

Note

A mistaken but honest and reasonable belief that the activity was not sexual is not a defence to this offence—see section 48B.

S. 48A inserted by No. 47/2016 s. 15.



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