IMPORTANT:This page has used Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia in either a refactored, modified, abridged, expanded, built on or 'straight from' text content! (view authors) Sexual Offences Act 1985 140pxUnited Kingdom ParliamentLong title: An Act to make, as respects England and Wales, provision for penalising in certain circumstances the soliciting of women for sexual purposes by men, and to increase the penalties under the Sexual Offences Act 1956 for certain offences against women.Statute book chapter: 1956 c. 44Territorial extent: England and WalesDatesRoyal Assent: 16 July 1985Commencement: 16 September 1985Status: Current legislationText of statute as originally enactedTemplate:UK-SLDvte The Sexual Offences Act 1985 (c.44) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that created two offences concerning prostitution, and increased the maximum sentence for attempted rape from 7 years to life imprisonment. The new offences were kerb crawling and persistently soliciting women for the purposes of prostitution. In 1991 the Director of Public Prosecutions and head of the Crown Prosecution Service, Sir Allan Green KCB QC, was arrested for an offence under this Act and had to resign. The kerb crawling and soliciting offences, and related provisions, are still in force, but the other provisions of the Act were repealed by the Sexual Offences Act 2003. References and external linkEdit ↑ BBC News website ↑ Sexual Offences Act 2003, Schedule 7 Template:UK-SLD See alsoEdit Prostitution in the United Kingdom Sexual Offences Act vteUnited Kingdom legislationActs of Parliament by states preceding the Kingdom of Great Britain Acts of Parliament of England to 1601 · 1603–1641 · Interregnum (1642–1660) · 1660–1699 · 1700–1706 Acts of Parliament of Scotland Acts of the Parliament of Ireland to 1700 · 1701–1800 150pxActs of Parliament of the Kingdom of Great Britain 1707–1719 · 1720–1739 · 1740–1759 · 1760–1779 · 1780–1800 Acts of Parliament of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1801–1819 · 1820–1839 · 1840–1859 · 1860–1879 · 1880–1899 · 1900–1919 · 1920–1939 · 1940–1959 · 1960–1979 · 1980–1999 · 2000 to date Church of England Measures List · Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919 Legislation of devolved institutions Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly · Northern Ireland Parliament · Scottish Parliament Measures of the Welsh Assembly Orders in Council for Northern Ireland Secondary legislation United Kingdom Statutory Instruments · Scottish Statutory Instruments · Act of Sederunt Retrieved from "https://abuse.wikia.org/wiki/Sexual_Offences_Act_1985?oldid=17859" Categories: Wikipedia origin Pages with broken file links Sex crimes English criminal law United Kingdom Acts of Parliament 1985 Add category Cancel Save Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.