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Sec. 210. The burden of proof of previous unchastity on the part of the girl or woman under the three next succeeding sections shall be upon the accused. (Passed April 4, 1900.)

Sec. 211. Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to two years’ imprisonment who seduces or has illicit connection with any girl of previously chaste character of or above the age of fourteen years and under the age of sixteen years.

Sec. 309. Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to seven years’ imprisonment who procures a feigned or pretended marriage between himself and any woman, or who knowingly aids and assists in procuring such feigned or pretended marriage.

Sec. 212. Every one, above the age of twenty-one years, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to two years’ imprisonment who, under promise of marriage, seduces and has illicit connection with any unmarried female of previously chaste character, and under twenty-one years of age.

Sec. 213. Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to two years’ imprisonment—

(a) Who, being a guardian, seduces or has illicit connection with his ward; or

(b) Who seduces or has illicit connection with any woman or girl previously chaste and under the age of twenty-one years who is in his employment in a factory, mill, workshop, shop or store, or who, being in a common, but not necessarily similar, employment with him in such factory, mill, workshop, shop or store, is, in respect of her employment or work in such factory, mill, workshop, shop or store, under or in any way subject to his control or direction or receives her wages or salary directly or indirectly from him.

Sec. 214. Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to a fine of four hundred dollars, or to one years’ imprisonment, who, being the master or other officer or a seaman or other person employed on board of any vessel, while such vessel is in any water within the jurisdiction of the Parliament of Canada, under promise of marriage, or by threats, or by the exercise of his authority, or by solicitation, or the making of gifts or presents, seduces and has illicit connection with any female passenger.

(2) The subsequent intermarriage of the seducer and the seduced is, if pleaded, a good defence to any indictment for any offence against this or either of the two last preceding sections, except in the case of a guardian seducing his ward.

Sec. 215. Every one who, being the parent or guardian of any girl or woman, who—

(a) Procures such girl or woman to have carnal connection with any man other than the procurer; or

(b) Order, is party to, permits or knowingly receives the avails of the defilement, seduction or prostitution of such girl or woman; Is guilty of an indictable offence, and liable to fourteen years’ imprisonment if such girl or woman is under the age of fourteen years, and if such girl or woman is of or above the age of fourteen years to five years’ imprisonment.

Sec. 216. Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to two years’ imprisonment with hard labor, who—

(a) Procures, or attempts to procure, any girl or woman under twenty-one years of age, not being a common prostitute or of known immoral character, to have unlawful carnal connection, either within or without Canada, with any other person or persons; or

(b) Inveigles or entices any such woman or girl to a house of ill-fame or assignation for the purpose of illicit intercourse or prostitution, or knowingly conceals in such house any such woman or girl so inveigled or enticed; or

(c) Procures, or attempts to procure, any woman or girl to become, either within or without Canada, a common prostitute; or

(d) Procures, or attempts to procure, any woman or girl to leave Canada with intent that she may become an inmate of a brothel elsewhere; or

(e) Procures any woman or girl to come to Canada from abroad with intent that she may become an inmate of a brothel in Canada; or

(f) Procures or attempts to procure any woman or girl to leave her usual place of abode in Canada, such place not being a brothel, with intent that she may become an inmate of a brothel within or without Canada; or

(g) By threats or intimidation procures, or attempts to procure, any woman or girl to have any unlawful carnal connection, either within or without Canada; or

(h) By false pretences or false representations procures any woman or girl, not being a common prostitute or of known immoral character, to have any unlawful carnal connection, either within or without Canada; or

(i) Applies, administers to or causes to be taken by any woman or girl any drug, intoxicating liquor, matter or thing with intent to stupefy or overpower so as thereby to enable any person to have unlawful carnal connection with such a woman or girl.

Sec. 217. Every one who, being the owner or occupier of any premises, or having, or acting or assisting in the management or control thereof, induces or knowingly suffers any girl under the age of eighteen years to resort to or be in or upon such premises for the purpose of being unlawfully and carnally known by any man, whether such carnal knowledge is intended to be with any particular man, or generally, is guilty of an indictable offence, and is liable—

(a) To ten years’ imprisonment if such girl is under the age of fourteen years;

(b) To two years’ imprisonment if such girl is of or above the age of fourteen years.

Sec. 218. Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to two years’ imprisonment who conspires with any other persons by false pretences, or false representations, or other fraudulent means, to induce any woman to commit adultery or fornication.

Sec. 219. Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to four years’ imprisonment who unlawfully and carnally knows, or attempts to have unlawful carnal knowledge of any female idiot or imbecile, insane or deaf and dumb woman or girl under circumstances which do not amount to rape, but where the offender knew, or had good reason to believe at the time of the offence, that the woman or girl was an idiot, or imbecile or insane or deaf and dumb.

Sec. 220. Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to a penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars and not less than ten dollars, or six month’s imprisonment—

(a) Who, being the keeper of any house, tent or wigwam, allows or suffers any unenfranchised Indian woman to be or remain in such house, tent or wigwam knowing or having probable cause for believing that such Indian woman is in or remains in such house, tent or wigwam with the intention of prostituting herself therein; or

(b) Who, being an Indian woman, prostitutes herself therein; or

(c) Who, being an unenfranchised Indian woman, keeps, frequents or is found in a disorderly house, tent or wigwam used for any such purpose.

2. Every person who appears, acts or behaves as master or mistress, or as the person who has the care or management, of any house, tent or wigwam in which any such Indian woman is or remains for the purpose of prostituting herself therein, is deemed to be the keeper thereof, notwithstanding he or she is not in fact the real keeper thereof. 

 
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