Provision

Whoever sells, lets to hire, or otherwise disposes of any [person under the age of eighteen years with intent that such person shall at any age be employed or used for the purpose of prostitution or illicit
intercourse with any person or for any unlawful and immoral purpose, or knowing it to be likely that such person will at any age be] employed or used for any such purpose, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Simply Put

Selling or letting to hire etc. of a minor for prostitution etc. has been made a punishable offence under this section. The section says that whoever either sells, or lets to hire, or otherwise disposes of any person under eighteen years of age with the intention that such person shall at any age be either employed or used for the purpose of prostitution or illicit intercourse with any person or for any unlawful or immoral purpose, or with the knowledge that it is likely that such person will at any age be either employed or used for any such purpose, shall be punished with simple or rigorous imprisonment for a term extending up to 10 years, and shall also be liable to fine.



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