Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017

Amendment of section 16 of Act of 1992

37. Section 16 of the Act of 1992 is amended in subsection (1) by the substitution of the following paragraph for paragraph (b):

“(b) a video recording of any statement made during an interview with a member of the Garda Síochána or any other person who is competent for the purpose—

(i) by a person under 14 years of age (being a person in respect of whom such an offence is alleged to have been committed), or

(ii) by a person under 18 years of age (being a person other than the accused) in relation to—

(I) a sexual offence, or

(II) an offence under section 3 (1), (2) or (3) of the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act 1998 , or

(III) an offence under section 2 , 4 or 7 of the Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act 2008 ,”.