Criminal Code

Version of section 173 from 2011-04-15 to 2012-08-08:

Marginal note:Indecent acts
  •  (1) Every one who wilfully does an indecent act

    • (a) in a public place in the presence of one or more persons, or

    • (b) in any place, with intent thereby to insult or offend any person,

    is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • Marginal note:Exposure

    (2) Every person who, in any place, for a sexual purpose, exposes his or her genital organs to a person who is under the age of 16 years

    • (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years; or

    • (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 173;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 19 (3rd Supp.), s. 7;
  • 2008, c. 6, s. 54;
  • 2010, c. 17, s. 2.
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