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Producing child abuse material

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

        (a)     A intentionally produces material; and

        (b)     the material is child abuse material; and

        (c)     A knows that the material is, or probably is, child abuse material.

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

    (3)     For the purposes of subsection (1), the ways in which material is produced may include—

        (a)     filming, printing, photographing, recording, writing, drawing or otherwise generating material; or

        (b)     altering or manipulating material; or

        (c)     reproducing or copying material.


1     Exceptions apply to this offence—see sections 51J, 51K and  51M.

2     Defences apply to this offence—see sections 51L, 51N, 51O, 51P, 51Q and 51R.

3     A mistaken but honest and reasonable belief that reasonable persons would not regard the child abuse material as offensive is not a defence to this offence—see section 51U.

S. 51D inserted by No. 47/2016 s. 16.

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