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Section 11 of Pocso Act 2012 - Sexual harassment 12 Punishment for sexual harassment


Section 11 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 : Sexual harassment

A person is said to commit sexual harassment upon a child when such person with sexual intent,-

(i) utters any word or makes any sound, or makes any gesture or exhibits any object or part of body with the intention that such word or sound shall be heard, or such gesture or object or part of body shall be seen by the child; or

(ii) makes a child exhibit his body or any part of his body so as it is seen by such person or any other person; or

(iii) shows any object to a child in any form or media for pornographic purposes; or

(iv) repeatedly or constantly follows or watches or contacts a child either directly or through electronic, digital or any other means; or

(v) threatens to use, in any form of media, a real or fabricated depiction through electronic, film or digital or any other mode, of any part of the body of the child or the involvement of the child in a sexual act; or

(vi) entices a child for pornographic purposes or gives gratification therefor.

Explanation.-Any question which involves "sexual intent" shall be a question of fact.




Section 12 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 : Punishment for sexual harassment

Whoever, commits sexual harassment upon a child shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine. Pocso Act 2012

Section 2 Definitions

Section 3 Penetrative sexual assault Section 4 Punishment for penetrative sexual assault

Section 5 Aggravated penetrative sexual assault, Section 6 Punishment for aggravated penetrative sexual assault

Section 7 Sexual assault Section 8 Punishment for sexual assault

Section 9 Aggravated sexual assault Section 10 Punishment for aggravated sexual assault

Section 11 Sexual harassment 12 Punishment for sexual harassment

Section 13 Use of child for pornographic purposes

Section 14 Punishment for using child for pornographic purposes, Section 15 Punishment for storage of pornographic material involving child

Section 16 Abetment of an offence

Section 17 Punishment for abetment, Section 18 Punishment for attempt to commit an offence

Section 19 Reporting of offences, Section 20 Obligation of media, studio and photographic facilities to report cases

Section 21 Punishment for failure to report or record a case, Section 22 Punishment for false complaint or false information

Section 23 Procedure for media Section 24 Recording of statement of a child

Section 25 Recording of statement of a child by Magistrate

Section 26 Additional provisions regarding statement to be recorded

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