Have you been charged with Aggravated Deceptive Recruiting for Commercial Sexual Services?
Please be aware this section has now been repealed and the correct and current law exists under section section 53G of the Crimes Act 1958.
The new section was introduced by the Crimes Amendment (Sexual Offences) Act 2016 (No. 47 of 2016) and came into operation on 1 July 2017.
This means that where the offence date predates 1 July 2017, the prosecution must proceed under the old section. The old section is s60AE of the Crimes Act 1958, which has been repealed and no longer exists but is still relevant for old offences.
To determine which charge applies to you requires a consultation with a lawyer.
This charge relates to the commission of an offence under Section 60AE of the Crimes Act 1958. Because of the conditional nature of the charge, consult a specialist criminal lawyer before proceeding further.
Some questions to consider with an experienced criminal lawyer are: Did you try to trick another person into agreeing to provide commercial sexual services? Was that person under the age of 18 years? Were you aware, or did you attempt to make yourself aware of this fact?
The answers to these questions will have some bearing on how you decide to plead to this serious charge.
Please read below for more information in relation to this charge.
Section 60AE of the Crimes Act 1958.
The prosecution must prove:
The defendant committed an offence under Section 60AD of the Crimes Act 1958
The offence was committed against a person under the age of 18 years
The defendant intended to commit, or was reckless as to committing, the offence against a person under the age of 18 years.
The maximum penalty
Level 5 imprisonment being a maximum of 10 years.
Where will my case be heard?
Aggravated Deceptive Recruiting for Commercial Sexual Services cases will usually be heard in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria with more serious cases being heard in the County Court.
Questions to consider
Do you have a defence?
If you are pleading guilty, what can you do to minimise your sentence?
What to do next?
Arrange a time to consult with a specialist criminal lawyer.
As preparation is critical to the success of any matter, ensure that you allow your lawyer plenty of time.
If you have been charged with Aggravated Deceptive Recruiting for Commercial Sexual Services make an appointment to see an experienced lawyer today.
60AE Aggravated deceptive recruiting for commercial sexual services
A person is guilty of aggravated deceptive recruiting for commercial sexual services if—
(a) the person commits an offence against section 60AD; and
(b) the offence was committed against a person under the age of 18 years; and
(c) the accused intended to commit, or was reckless as to committing, the offence against a person under the age of 18 years.
(2) A person guilty of aggravated deceptive recruiting for sexual services is guilty of an offence and liable to level 5 imprisonment (10 years maximum).