Prostitution Reform Act 2003

23 Offence to breach prohibitions on use in prostitution of persons under 18 years


Every person who contravenes section 20, section 21, or section 22 commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years.


No person contravenes section 20 merely by providing legal advice, counselling, health advice, or any medical services to a person under 18 years of age.


No person under 18 years of age may be charged as a party to an offence committed on or with that person against this section.

Section 23(1): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).