Legislation - Grooming

Genital respectability offence

Par. 3 and 4 of Art. 337, as they were added with Art. 3, par. 1 of Act. 3727/2008: This provision, which is also applied in cases of genital respectability offence through a mobile phone, indicates the following:

Par. 3. Any adult, who through Internet or other means of communication, builds contact with a person under the age of fifteen and offences the genital respectability of the latter using lecherous gestures or proposals, is sentenced to an imprisonment of at least two years. In case of this activity rehearsed repeatedly or an encounter has taken place, this shall entail a sentence of at least three years’ imprisonment  for the adult.


Par. 4. Any person, who through Internet or other means of communication, builds contact with a person that appears to be a minor under the age of fifteen and offences the genital respectability of the latter using lecherous gestures or proposals, is sentenced to an imprisonment of at least one year. In case of this activity rehearsed repeatedly or an encounter with the appear-to-be a minor has taken place, this shall entail a sentence of at least three years’ imprisonment for the adult.

Approaching a child for sexual reasons

Art. 348B as added with Art. 4 of Act 3728/2008 and amended by Art. 9 of L. 4267/2014 which implements the European Directive 2011/93/EU: This provision, which contributes to the fight against the phenomenon of grooming as well as the perversion through mobile phone, instructs the following:

“Any person who intentionally, through the technology of information and communication, suggests to a minor under the age of fifteen an encounter between them or between the minor and a third person, aiming at the commitment of the crimes described in par. 1 and 2 of art. 339 and 348Α is sentenced to an imprisonment of at least two years and a fine of fifty to two hundred thousand Euros, when the proposal is followed by further actions which lead in such an encounter.”

 

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