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CRIMINAL CODE OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC

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Section 179 Trafficking in Human Beings

(1) Any person who, by using fraudulent practices, a trick, restriction of personal freedom, violence, threatened violence, threat of grievous bodily harm or other forms of coercion, by accepting or offering monetary payment or other benefits in order to get approval of a person on whom another person depends, or by misusing his powers, or abusing of defencelessness or other vulnerable position, entices, transports, harbours, hands over or takes over another person, even upon his consent, for the purposes of his prostitution or another form of sexual exploitation, including pornography, forced labour or domestic slavery, slavery or practices similar to slavery, bondage, taking of organs, tissues or cells or other forms of exploitation, shall be liable to a term of imprisonment of four to ten years.

(2) The same sentence as referred to in paragraph 1 shall be imposed on any person who entices, transports, harbours, hands over or takes over a person under eighteen years of age, even upon his consent, for the purposes of his prostitution or other form of sexual exploitation, including pornography, forced labour or domestic slavery, slavery or practices similar to slavery, bondage, taking of organs, tissues or cells or other forms of exploitation.

(3) The offender shall be liable to a term of imprisonment of seven to twelve years if he commits the offence referred to in paragraphs 1 or 2,

a) and obtains larger benefit for himself or another through its commission,

b) against a protected person,

c) by reason of specific motivation, or d) acting in a more serious manner.

(4) The offender shall be liable to term of imprisonment of twelve to twenty years if he commits the offence referred to in paragraphs 1 or 2,

a) and obtains substantial benefit for himself or another through its commission,

b) and causes grievous bodily harm or death, or other particularly serious consequence through its commission, or

c) as a member of a dangerous grouping.

(5) The offender shall be liable to a term of imprisonment of twenty to twenty-five years or to life imprisonment if he commits the offence referred to in paragpahps 1 or 2,

a) and obtains large-scale benefit for himself or another through its commission, or

b) and causes grievous bodily harm or death to several persons through its commission.

 

Section 180 Trafficking in Children

(1) Any person who, in breach of a generally binding legal regulation, places a child under the control of another for the purpose of adoption shall be liable to a term of imprisonment of up to three years.

(2) The offender shall be liable to a term of imprisonment of four to ten years if he commits the offence referred to in paragraph 1,

a) and obtains larger benefit for himself or another through its commission, or

b) acting in a more serious manner.

(3) The offender shall be liable to a term of imprisonment of ten to fifteen years if, through the commission of the offence referred to in paragraph 1, he causes grievous bodily harm or death, or other particularly serious consequence.

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