204B Further offences relating to female genital mutilation

(1)

Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years who, with intent that there be done, outside New Zealand, to or in relation to any child under the age of 17 years (being a child who is a New Zealand citizen or is ordinarily resident in New Zealand), any act which, if done in New Zealand, would be an offence against section 204A,—

(a)

causes that child to be sent or taken out of New Zealand; or

(b)

makes any arrangements for the purposes of causing that child to be sent or taken out of New Zealand.

(2)

Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years who, in New Zealand, aids, incites, counsels, or procures the doing, outside New Zealand, in relation to any person who is a New Zealand citizen or is ordinarily resident in New Zealand, of any act which, if done in New Zealand, would be an offence against section 204A, whether or not the act is in fact done.

(3)

Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years who, in New Zealand, incites, counsels, procures, or induces any person who is a New Zealand citizen or is ordinarily resident in New Zealand—

(a)

to submit, outside New Zealand, to any act which, if done in New Zealand, would be an offence against section 204A; or

(b)

to acquiesce in the doing, outside New Zealand, on that person, of any such act; or

(c)

to permit any such act to be done, outside New Zealand, on that person,—

whether or not, in any case, the act is in fact done.

(4)

It is no defence to a charge under subsection (2) or subsection (3) that the person on whom the act was done consented to that act, or that the person charged believed that such consent had been given.

(5)

No person shall be charged as a party to an offence committed in relation to her against subsection (2) or subsection (3).

Section 204B: inserted, on 1 January 1996, by section 3 of the Crimes Amendment Act 1995 (1995 No 49).