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Vancouver Invitation to Sexual Touching Laws

Under Section 152 of the Criminal Code, it is an offence to invite an underage person, specifically a person under the age of 16 years, to touch, for a sexual purpose, any other person, including the underage person’s own body.

Section 152 states:

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 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.