Have you been charged with Causing Another Person to Provide Commercial Sexual Services in Circumstances Involving Sexual Servitude?
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 use coercion or force to get another person to continue provide commercial sexual services?
It is advised you discuss the answers to these questions with a specialist criminal lawyer as soon as possible. You should be aware that pleading guilty to this charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment.
Please read below for more information in relation to this charge.
The prosecution must prove:
- The defendant caused or induced a person to enter into an engagement to provide commercial sexual services; and
- The defendant caused that person, through coercion or force, to continue to provide such services or did not allow the person to leave the place or area where that person provided commercial sexual services
The Maximum Penalty:
Level 4 imprisonment being a maximum of 15 years.
Where will my case be heard?
Causing Another Person to Provide Commercial Sexual Services in Circumstances Involving Sexual Servitude cases will be 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?
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 Causing Another Person to Provide Commercial Sexual Services in Circumstances Involving Sexual Servitude make an appointment to see one of our experienced sex offence criminal lawyers
Section 53C Causing another person to provide commercial sexual services in circumstances involving sexual servitude
(1) A person (A) commits an offence if—
(a) A causes or induces another person (B) to provide, or to continue to provide, commercial sexual services; and
(b) B is not free to stop providing those services, or to leave the place or area where B provides those services, because A or another person (C)—
(i) uses force against B or another person (D); or
(ii) makes a threat to, or against, B or D; or
(iii) unlawfully detains B or D; or
(iv) engages in fraud or misrepresentation (including by omission) in relation to B or D; or
(v) uses a manifestly excessive debt owed, or purportedly owed, by B or D; and
(c) A knows that engaging in the conduct referred to in paragraph (b) will, or probably will, cause B—
(i) to provide, or to continue to provide, commercial sexual services; or
(ii) to not be free to leave the place or area where B provides commercial sexual services.
(2) A person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable to level 4 imprisonment (15 years maximum).