Section 2 POCSO Act (The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012): Definitions.

Section 2 POCSO Act (The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012): Definitions.

Definitions. – (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, ­
(a) “aggravated penetrative sexual assault” has the same meaning as assigned to it in section 5;

(b) “aggravated sexual assault” has the same meaning as assigned to it in section 9;

(c) “armed forces or security forces” means armed forces of the Union or security forces or police forces, as specified in the Schedule;

(d) “child” means any person below the age of eighteen years;

[(da) “child pornography” means any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a child which include photograph, video, digital or computer generated image indistinguishable from an actual child, and image created, adapted, or modified, but appear to depict a child;]

(e) “domestic relationship” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (j) of section 2 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005;

(f) “penetrative sexual assault” has the same meaning as assigned to it in section 3;

(g) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

(h) “religious institution” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in the Religious Institutions (Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1988;

(i) “sexual assault” has the same meaning as assigned to it in section 7;

(j) “sexual harassment” has the same meaning as assigned to it in section 11;

(k) “shared household” means a household where the person charged with the offence lives or has lived at any time in a domestic relationship with the child;

(l) “Special Court” means a court designated as such under section 28;

(m) “Special Public Prosecutor” means a Public Prosecutor appointed under section 32.

(2) The words and expressions used herein and not defined but defined in the Indian Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, [the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 (2 of 2016)] and the Information Technology Act, 2000 shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the said Codes or the Acts.

 

 

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