PURCHASE OF SEXUAL SERVICES
Payment etc. for sexual activity with prostitute
20. The Act of 1993 is amended by the insertion of the following section after section 7:
7A. (1) A person who pays, gives, offers or promises to pay or give a person (including a prostitute) money or any other form of remuneration or consideration for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity with a prostitute shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction
(a) in the case of a first offence, to a class E fine, and
(b) in the case of a second or subsequent offence, to a class D fine.
(2) In this section sexual activity means any activity where a reasonable person would consider that
(a) whatever its circumstances or the purpose of any person in relation to it, the activity is because of its nature sexual, or
(b) because of its nature the activity may be sexual and because of its circumstances or the purposes of any person in relation to it (or both) the activity is sexual..
Amendment of section 5 of Act of 2008
21. Section 5 of the Act of 2008 is amended by
(a) the insertion of the following subsection:
(2A) A person who pays, gives, offers or promises to pay or give a person (including the trafficked person) money or any other form of remuneration or consideration for the purposes of the prostitution of a trafficked person shall be guilty of an offence.,
(b) in subsection (5), by the substitution of sections 7 and 7A of the Act of 1993 in so far as an offence under those sections for section 7 of the Act of 1993 in so far as an offence under that section.