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I am glad of the opportunity to speak on this Bill and congratulate Deputy Corcoran Kennedy on producing it and thank her for doing so. She is a loss to the Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality. Bringing this Bill forward has given us another opportunity to deal with what is a very sinister part of our society and the world we live in today and something we have to face up in a robust fashion. Fianna Fáil supports the Bill and extending the criminalisation of the grooming of children for sexual exploitation. Currently, numerous pieces of legislation are used to protect minors from sexual offences. The offences, as currently constituted, include most acts which would include grooming of a child. The proposed legislation extends current offences to include activities geared towards building a relationship with a child so that a meeting and-or sexual exploitation will subsequently occur.
The Garda estimates that it had approximately 30 detections of what could be classified as child exploitation or trafficking of people for child exploitation or grooming during the 2013 to 2014 period. The criminal law (sexual offences) Bill, published by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Deputy Frances Fitzgerald, has been mentioned. The heads of the Bill were published in November 2014 and have been under consideration for a long time. The Bill will form a necessary part in the implementation of the EU directive. It is clear an EU-wide response is urgently required to the situation given trafficking transverses our borders and does not recognise or respect them.
Not wishing to be partisan in this debate, it is regrettable that the criminal law (sexual offences) Bill has not been brought forward before now.