Crimes of Sexual Immorality

S=Summary H=Hybrid I=Indictable

Offence descriptionCriminal Code SectionS/H/IMinimum penaltyDischarge availableMaximum Penalty (S)Maximum Penalty (I)
Indecent act173(1)Hyes6 mos./
$5,000 fine
2 yrs.
Indecent act: Exposing genitals to person under 16173(2)H90 days (by indictment), 30 days (by summary conviction)yes6 mos./
$5,000 fine
2 yrs.
Keeping a common bawdy-house210(1)Iyes2 yrs.
Inmate or found in a common bawdy-house210(2)Syes6 mos./
$5,000 fine
Stopping or impeding pedestrian or vehicular traffic for the purpose of offering, providing or obtaining sexual services for consideration213(1)Syes6 mos./
$5,000 fine
Communicating to provide sexual services for consideration in a public place or any place open to public view that is next to a school, playground or daycare centre213(1.1)Syes6 mos./
$5,000 fine
Obtaining sexual services for consideration286.1(1)H$1,000 fine for a first offence, $2,000 thereafter, or if committed in a public place or any place open to public view that is next to a school, playground or daycare centre, $2,000 fine for a first offence, $4,000 thereafter; (by indictment); $500 fine for a first offence, $1,000 thereafter, or if committed in a public place or any place open to public view that is next to a school, playground or daycare centre, $1,000 fine for a first offence, $2,000 thereafter (by summary conviction)18 mos./
$5,000 fine
5 yrs.
Obtain for consideration, or communicate with anyone for the purpose of obtaining for consideration, the sexual services of a person under 18286.1(2)I6 mos. (first offence), 1 yr. thereafter10 yrs.
Receive a financial or other material benefit knowing that it is obtained from sale of sexual services286.2I2 yrs. if person providing sexual services is under 1810 yrs. or if person providing sexual services is under 18, 14 yrs.
Advertising sexual services for consideration*286.4Hyes18 mos./
$5,000 fine
5 yrs.

* Section 286.5 provides that no person shall be prosecuted for advertising their own sexual services.

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