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Inviting or offering a sexual performance involving a child

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

        (a)     A intentionally—

              (i)     invites another person (B) to take part in a sexual performance; or

              (ii)     offers to a third person that B will take part in a sexual performance; and

        (b)     the invitation or offer involves any person receiving payment, reward or other benefit (whether before or after the performance) in respect of the performance; and

        (c)     B is a child under the age of 18 years.

    (2)     A person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable to level 5 imprisonment (10 years maximum).

    (3)     In this section—

"sexual performance" means a live performance (whether in person or by an electronic communication within the meaning of the  Electronic Transactions (Victoria) Act 2000 ) that is, or could reasonably be considered to be, for the sexual arousal or sexual gratification of any person.


1     A defence applies to this offence—see section 49X.

2     A mistaken but honest and reasonable belief that the invitation or offer did not involve payment, reward or other benefit to any person is not a defence to this offence—see section 49ZC.

S. 49S inserted by No. 47/2016 s. 16.

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