Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1998

The Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1998 ,which is amended by Section 6 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Act 2007, deals with a number of offences involving children under the age of 17. These include:

  • Child trafficking and taking a child for sexual exploitation; the maximum penalty is life imprisonment,
  • Meeting a child for the purpose of sexual exploitation; the maximum penalty is 14 years imprisonment,
  • Allowing a child to be used for child pornography; the maximum penalty is a fine of up to €31,000 and/or 14 years imprisonment
  • Producing, distributing, printing or publishing child pornography; the maximum penalty for a summary offence is a class C fine and/or a year’s imprisonment; if charged on indictment, the maximum penalty is an unlimited fine and/or 14 years imprisonment.
  • Possession of child pornography; the maximum penalty for a summary offence is a class C fine and/or a year’s imprisonment; if charged on indictment, the maximum penalty is €6,350 and/or five years imprisonment

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