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Name: Penal Code Amendment Act (No. 14) B.E. 2540 (1997).
Country: Thailand
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1999-09-04
Entry into force:
Published on: Royal Gazette, 1999-09-14, Vol 116, Chapter 81L (Kor)
ISN: THA-1997-L-70623
Bibliography: Royal Gazette, 1999-09-14, Vol 116, Chapter 81L (Kor)
Laws Relating to Prevention and Combating Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking in Women and Children, Bureau of Anti-trafficking in Women and Children, Department of Social Development and Welfare, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, pp. 28-32
Act on-line Act on-line, This website is funded by the Governments of Japan, New Zealand and Australia PDF PDF (consulted on 2008-09-17)
Abstract/Citation: Provides that those who commit an offence under the Act outside of the Kingdom of Thailand may be punished for that offence in Thailand. It extends the grounds for this to sexual offences as provided in sections 282-283 of the Act. Sections 282-283 sets out the offences and penalties for those who, for sexual gratification of another person, procures, lures or traffics a man or woman for an indecent sexual act. The penalty is increased if the person being exploited is between 15 and 18 years old (maximum 15 years in prison plus a fine) or under 15 years old (maximum twenty years in prison and a fine). If deceitful means, threats, physical assault, immoral influence or mental coercion is used, the penalty is again increased. It also creates the offence for those who bring or conceal, a person for indecent sexual acts and for those who receive, sell, procure, lure or traffic a person for gaining illegal benefit.
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