Crimes of Sexual Immorality

S=Summary H=Hybrid I=Indictable

Offence description Criminal Code Section S/H/I Minimum penalty Discharge available Maximum Penalty (S) Maximum Penalty (I)
Indecent act 173(1) H yes 6 mos./
$5,000 fine
2 yrs.
Indecent act: Exposing genitals to person under 16 173(2) H 90 days (by indictment), 30 days (by summary conviction) yes 6 mos./
$5,000 fine
2 yrs.
Keeping a common bawdy-house 210(1) I yes 2 yrs.
Inmate or found in a common bawdy-house 210(2) S yes 6 mos./
$5,000 fine
Stopping or impeding pedestrian or vehicular traffic for the purpose of offering, providing or obtaining sexual services for consideration 213(1) S yes 6 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 centre 213(1.1) S yes 6 mos./
$5,000 fine
Obtaining sexual services for consideration 286.1(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 18 286.1(2) I 6 mos. (first offence), 1 yr. thereafter 10 yrs.
Receive a financial or other material benefit knowing that it is obtained from sale of sexual services 286.2 I 2 yrs. if person providing sexual services is under 18 10 yrs. or if person providing sexual services is under 18, 14 yrs.
Advertising sexual services for consideration* 286.4 H yes 18 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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