5 February 2016
Update to Sexual offences definitive guideline
The sentencing guideline on the sentencing of sexual offences has been updated to take account of legislative changes to sections 48, 49, and 50 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. The changes relate to a change in terminology and now use the term ‘sexual exploitation of a child’ to replace references to ‘child prostitution’ and ‘child pornography’. The changes are on pages 89 to 94 of the guideline.