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QLD Criminal Law - Age of Consent?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by dennisr35, 20 October 2015.

  1. dennisr35

    dennisr35 Active Member

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    "A person who procures a person who is not an adult or is a person with an impairment of the mind to engage in carnal knowledge (either in Queensland or elsewhere) commits a crime. "

    The age of consent in Queensland is supposedly 16, but this paragraph also includes anyone under 18.
     
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

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    (2) In this section—

    procure means knowingly entice or recruit for the purposes of sexual exploitation.

    Procurement is the key word in this section of the Code. If you entice or recruit a person of under 18 years of age (or a person with an impairment of the mind) for the purpose of sexual exploitation, you're committing a crime. It's immaterial whether carnal knowledge was attained or not, and as such, the age of consent (being 16) is also immaterial.
     
  3. dennisr35

    dennisr35 Active Member

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    I still don't get it. An example of an act that would fall under this law would be nice.
     
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    dennisr35 Active Member

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    I found this definition of sexual exploitation on the web.

    "Sexual exploitation is the sexual abuse of children and youth through the exchange of sex or sexual acts for drugs, food, shelter, protection, other basics of life, and/or money. Sexual exploitation includes involving children and youth in creating pornography and sexually explicit websites."

    Is that in the sense of that law?
     
  5. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

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    A crude example would be an adult offering food or shelter to a 17-year-old minor in exchange for sexual favours. Even if the sexual favours do not occur, the adult has still committed a crime.
     
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