Canadian Criminal Sentencing/Offences/Invitation to Sexual Touching
|Invitation to Sexual Touching|
|s. 152 of the Crim. Code|
|Election / Plea|
SC Judge + PI (I)
SC Jury + PI (I) (536(2))
|Minimum||90 days jail|
|Maximum||18 months jail or $5,000 fine|
|Avail. Disp.||same as summary|
|Minimum||1 year jail|
|Maximum||10 years jail|
|DNA Primary designated offence
DO/LTO primary designated offence
Invitation to sexual touching
152. Every person who, for a sexual purpose, invites, counsels or incites a person under the age of 16 years to touch, directly or indirectly, with a part of the body or with an object, the body of any person, including the body of the person who so invites, counsels or incites and the body of the person under the age of 16 years,
- (a) is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of one year; or
- (b) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 18 months and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of 90 days.
R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 152; R.S., 1985, c. 19 (3rd Supp.), s. 1; 2005, c. 32, s. 3; 2008, c. 6, s. 54; 2012, c. 1, s. 12.
- For General Principles on Sentence for Sexual offences, see Sexual Offences
On August 9, 2012, this section was amended to increase the minimum penalties from 14 days for summary and 45 days indictable to 90 days and 1 year, respectively.