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Child Sex Chat-Up To Become Crime

THE crime of "grooming" children for sex abuse using internet chat rooms is included in new child exploitation legislation introduced by state Attorney-General Judy Jackson yesterday.
The amendment to the Criminal Code broadens the range of offences and covers depiction of violence toward children.
"These amendments aim to prevent the sexual and other abuse of children and to reduce and, as far as possible, eliminate the possession, production and distribution of child exploitation material.
"The bill also creates new offences to target offenders who procure young persons for unlawful sexual intercourse or indecent acts with third parties, and those who seek to procure or groom children for sexual purposes through, for example, internet chat rooms or via email," Ms Jackson said.
The victim age threshold for procuring and grooming is 17.
The amendments, drafted with an eye to a set of national child pornography laws, also substantially increase the applicable penalties.

The Mercury (8-6-2005)


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