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    Child Sex Offences (Sentences) Act 2017, Joecphillips (Seconded by Unown Uzer MP)




    A

    BILL
    TO

    Increase the maximum sentences available to the court for Child Sex offences.
    Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
    consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
    Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

    1 Amendment of section 7 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
    (1)Section 7 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 is amended as follows.
    (2)In paragraph (b) of subsection (2), for the words “14 years” substitute “25 years”.
    (3) Remove paragraph (a) of subsection (2)

    2 Amendment of section 8 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
    (1)Section 8 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 is amended as follows.
    (2)In paragraph (b) of subsection (3), for the words “14 years” substitute “25 years”.
    (3) Remove paragraph (a) of subsection (3)

    3 Amendment of section 9 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
    (1)Section 9 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 is amended as follows.
    (2)In paragraph (b) of subsection (3), for the words “14 years” substitute “25 years”.
    (3) Remove paragraph (a) of subsection (3)

    4 Amendment of section 10 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
    (1)Section 10 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 is amended as follows.
    (2)In paragraph (b) of subsection (3), for the words “14 years” substitute “25 years”.
    (3) Remove paragraph (a) of subsection (3)

    5 Amendment of section 11 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
    (1)Section 11 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 is amended as follows.
    (2)In paragraph (b) of subsection (2), for the words “10 years” substitute “20 years”.
    (3) Remove paragraph (a) of subsection (2)

    6 Amendment of section 12 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
    (1)Section 12 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 is amended as follows.
    (2)In paragraph (b) of subsection (2), for the words “14 years” substitute “20 years”.
    (3) Remove paragraph (a) of subsection (2)

    7 Amendment of section 14 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
    (1)Section 14 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 is amended as follows.
    (2)In paragraph (b) of subsection (4), for the words “14 years” substitute “25 years”.
    (3) Remove paragraph (a) of subsection (4)

    8 Amendment of section 15 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
    (1)Section 15 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 is amended as follows.
    (2)In paragraph (b) of subsection (4), for the words “10 years” substitute “15 years”.
    (3) Remove paragraph (a) of subsection (4)

    9 Amendment of section 16 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
    (1)Section 16 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 is amended as follows.
    (2)In paragraph (b) of subsection (5), for the words “5 years” substitute “10 years”.
    (3) Remove paragraph (a) of subsection (5)

    10 Amendment of section 17 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
    (1)Section 17 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 is amended as follows.
    (2)In paragraph (b) of subsection (5), for the words “5 years” substitute “10 years”.
    (3) Remove paragraph (a) of subsection (5)

    11 Amendment of section 18 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
    (1)Section 18 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 is amended as follows.
    (2)In paragraph (b) of subsection (5), for the words “5 years” substitute “10 years”.
    (3) Remove paragraph (a) of subsection (5)

    12 Amendment of section 19 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
    (1)Section 19 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 is amended as follows.
    (2)In paragraph (b) of subsection (5), for the words “5 years” substitute “10 years”.
    (3) Remove paragraph (a) of subsection (5)

    13 Amendment of section 25 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
    (1)Section 25 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 is amended as follows.
    (2)In paragraph (b) of subsection (5), for the words “5 years” substitute “25 years”.
    (3) Remove paragraph (a) of subsection (5)

    14 Amendment of section 26 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
    (1)Section 26 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 is amended as follows.
    (2)In paragraph (b) of subsection (5), for the words “5 years” substitute “15 years”.
    (3) Remove paragraph (a) of subsection (5)

    15 Amendment of section 47 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
    (1)Section 47 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 is amended as follows.
    (2)In paragraph (b) of subsection (5), for the words “7 years” substitute “25 years”.
    (3) Remove paragraph (a) of subsection (5)

    16 Amendment of section 48 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
    (1)Section 48 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 is amended as follows.
    (2)In paragraph (b) of subsection (2), for the words “14 years” substitute “25 years”.
    (3) Remove paragraph (a) of subsection (2)

    17 Amendment of section 49 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
    (1)Section 49 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 is amended as follows.
    (2)In paragraph (b) of subsection (2), for the words “14 years” substitute “25 years”.
    (3) Remove paragraph (a) of subsection (2)

    18 Amendment of section 50 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
    (1)Section 50 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 is amended as follows.
    (2)In paragraph (b) of subsection (2), for the words “14 years” substitute “25 years”.
    (3) Remove paragraph (a) of subsection (2)


    19 Extent, commencement and citation
    (1) This Act extends to England and Wales.
    (2) This Act comes into force at the end of a period of 6 months beginning with the
    day on which this Act is passed.
    (3) This Act may be cited as the Child Sex Offences (Sentences) Act 2017.


    Notes:

    Child sex offences are some of the worst crimes that can happen and can destroy the lives of the victims and some offences have a maximum sentence of only 5 years this changes that and increases the maximum possible penalty

    Sexual offences act
    The effected sections are in the order they are in this bill
    7 Sexual assault of a child under 13
    8 Causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity
    9 Sexual activity with a child
    10 Causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity
    11 Engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child
    12 Causing a child to watch a sexual act
    14 Arranging or facilitating commission of a child sex offence
    15 Meeting a child following sexual grooming etc.
    16 Abuse of position of trust: sexual activity with a child
    17Abuse of position of trust: causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity
    18Abuse of position of trust: sexual activity in the presence of a child
    19Abuse of position of trust: causing a child to watch a sexual act
    25Sexual activity with a child family member
    26Inciting a child family member to engage in sexual activity
    47Paying for sexual services of a child
    48Causing or inciting child prostitution or pornography
    49Controlling a child prostitute or a child involved in pornography
    50Arranging or facilitating child prostitution or pornography

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    It's still a nay from me I'm afraid.
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    I took conceited advice and increased the penalty for s.47, added notes and fixed a mistake in section titles
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    Once again a strong aye from me!
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    Abstain, leaning to an aye.
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    Nay. I fear this would be interpreted as intending to increase the average penalty.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Nay. I fear this would be interpreted as intending to increase the average penalty.
    Do you disagree with the bill? If not, your reasoning for opposing it is dissapointing
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    (Original post by Gladstone1885)
    Do you disagree with the bill? If not, your reasoning for opposing it is dissapointing
    How exactly is it disappointing? I'm in favour of giving judges absolute liberty in sentencing but I feel that criminal sentencing is a tad too harsh already on average.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    How exactly is it disappointing? I'm in favour of giving judges absolute liberty in sentencing but I feel that criminal sentencing is a tad too harsh already on average.
    The way you stated it made me think you were opposing it because of potential public perception
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    SoggyCabbages this version lists the offences it increases penalties for has it changed your mind?

    Conceited I changed what you pointed out, any other comments with this new version?

    Rakas21 what formatting changes would you like to be made?

    I'm surprised nobody pointed out I had made a mistake with the section titles all of them saying it amended the same section.
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    What amazes me more is not the supposed 'leniency' of the sentences (with is dubious) but that having sex with a child and having sex in the presence of a child have the same maximum sentence.
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    (Original post by Gladstone1885)
    The way you stated it made me think you were opposing it because of potential public perception
    It would be very strange to not support this (or any bill) because you thought the public would percieve it as attempting to do exactly what it's attempting to do.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    It would be very strange to not support this (or any bill) because you thought the public would percieve it as attempting to do exactly what it's attempting to do.
    Thank you for restating my initial inquiry Ray.
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    (Original post by Gladstone1885)
    Thank you for restating my initial inquiry Ray.
    You said 'disappointing' rather than 'nonsensical'.
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