Criminal Justice Act 2006

Amendment of section 53 of Act of 2001.

130.— Section 53 of the Act of 2001 is amended by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (1):

“(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), where a member of the Garda Síochána has reasonable grounds for believing that a child under 12 years of age has committed an offence (except murder, manslaughter, rape, rape under section 4 of the Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act 1990 or aggravated sexual assault), the member shall endeavour to take the child to the child’s parent or guardian or arrange for another such member to do so.”.