Have you been charged with Deceptive Recruiting for Commercial Sexual Services?
There are a number of things to consider if you have been charged with this offence.
Can the prosecution make out their case? Did you intend to induce another person to provide commercial sexual services by deceiving them? Did you trick another person into agreeing to provide commercial sexual services?
You should discuss the answers to these questions with a specialist criminal lawyer as soon as possible.
Please read below for more information in relation to this charge.
The prosecution must prove:
- The defendant deceived the other person about that the fact that the engagement would involve the provision of commercial sexual services; and
- The defendant intended to induce another person to enter into an engagement to provide commercial sexual services;
The maximum penalty
Level 6 imprisonment being a maximum of 5 years.
Where will my case be heard?
Deceptive Recruiting for Commercial Sexual Services cases will usually be heard in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria depending on the level of seriousness.
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?
Now is the time to make sure that you have a lawyer who can give you that advice, help you prepare your evidence and discuss what is to be addressed in this matter. Arrange a time to see one of our experienced sex offence criminal lawyers.
Preparation is critical to the success of any matter, ensure that you prepare appropriately by seeking quality legal advice. If you have been charged with Deceptive Recruiting for Commercial Sexual Services make an appointment to see one of our experienced sex offence criminal lawyers
Section 53F Deceptive recruiting for commercial sexual services
(1) A person (A) commits an offence if—
(a) A deceives another person (B) about the fact that an engagement will involve the provision of commercial sexual services by B; and
(b) A intends to induce B to enter into an engagement to provide commercial sexual services.
(2) A person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable to level 6 imprisonment (5 years maximum).