Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2008] All ER (D) 241 (May)
Neutral Citation: [2008] EWCA Crim 619
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Moses LJ, Royce J and the Recorder of London

Representation Ian West (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Sarah Mallett (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 16 January 2008


Criminal law - Sexual offences - Intentionally arranging or facilitating something involving commission of child sex offence - Nature of arrangement - Whether possible to attempt to commit offence - s 14.

The Case

For the purposes of s14 of the namely, intentionally arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sex offence, absent any agreement, formal or informal, there could still be an arrangement; and there could be an attempt to commit the offence under s14 notwithstanding the fact that the acts criminalised by s14 were acts of preparation in themselves, as it was none-the-less a substantive offence.

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