Criminal Code

Version of section 171 from 2012-08-09 to 2015-07-16:

Marginal note:Householder permitting sexual activity

 Every owner, occupier or manager of premises, or any other person who has control of premises or assists in the management or control of premises, who knowingly permits a person under the age of eighteen years to resort to or to be in or on the premises for the purpose of engaging in any sexual activity prohibited by this Act is guilty of an indictable offence and liable

  • (a) to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of six months if the person in question is under the age of 16 years; or

  • (b) to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of 90 days if the person is 16 years of age or more but under the age of 18 years.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 171;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 19 (3rd Supp.), s. 5;
  • 2005, c. 32, s. 9.1;
  • 2008, c. 6, s. 54;
  • 2012, c. 1, s. 20.
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