Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1935

Suppression of prostitution.

16.—(1) Every common prostitute who is found loitering in any street, thoroughfare, or other place and importuning or soliciting passers-by for purposes of prostitution or being otherwise offensive to passers-by shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall on summary conviction thereof be liable, in the case of a first such offence, to a fine not exceeding two pounds or, in the case of a second or any subsequent such offence, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding six months.

(2) The Probation of Offenders Act, 1907 , shall apply to offences under this section as if the words “or to the prospects of the moral reclamation of the person or persons charged” were inserted in sub-section (1) of section 1 of that Act immediately before the words “it is inexpedient to inflict any punishment.”