(1) A person (A) commits an offence if—
(a) A intentionally—
(i) sexually penetrates another person (B); or
(ii) causes or allows B to sexually penetrate A; or
(iii) causes B—
(A) to sexually penetrate themselves; or
(B) to sexually penetrate another person (C); or
(C) to be sexually penetrated by C; and
(b) B is a child under the age of 16 years.
(2) A person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable to level 4 imprisonment (15 years maximum).
S. 49B(3) inserted by No. 34/2017 s. 28(1).
(3) The standard sentence for an offence against subsection (1) is 6 years.
1 An exception applies to this offence—see section 49T.
2 Defences apply to this offence—see sections 49V and 49W.
Note 3 to s. 49B inserted by No. 34/2017 s. 28(2).
3 See sections 5A and 5B of the Sentencing Act 1991 as to standard sentences.
New s. 49C inserted by No. 47/2016 s. 16.