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August 17, 2001
This Act may be cited
as the Sexual Offences Act [Chapter 9:21].
(1) In this Act—
means any place which is occupied or used for purposes of prostitution
or for persons to visit for the purpose of having extra-marital sexual
intercourse for money or reward;
sexual intercourse" means sexual intercourse otherwise than between
husband and wife;
means the human immuno-deficiency virus;
in relation to a brothel, has the meaning set out in subsection (2);
in relation to any place, includes a person who lets or sublets or permits
the occupation of the place, whether in his own right or on behalf of
includes any premises, enclosure, vehicle or boat or any part thereof;
means a person who for money or reward—
means a boy or girl under the age of sixteen years.
allows other persons to have extra-marital sexual intercourse with
him or her; or
other persons to have extra-marital sexual intercourse with him or
(2) The following
persons shall be deemed for the purposes of this Act to be keepers of
(a) any person
who manages the brothel or assists in its management;
(b) the owner
of the brothel, if he uses the place as a brothel or knowingly allows
it to be so used;
(c) any person
who knowingly receives the whole or any part of any money taken in the
(d) any person
who resides in the brothel, unless he proves that he was ignorant of
the character of the place;
(e) any person
found in the brothel who wilfully refuses to disclose the name and identity
of the keeper or owner thereof.
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