Last edited: April 09, 2007

Trinidad and Tobago

  • Statute: Buggery
  • Penalty:  10 years
  • Restrictions:  

Section 13 of the Sexual Offences Act 1986 criminalises "buggery" (anal intercourse). This Section provides a penalty of up to life imprisonment, if committed on a minor; up to 10 years' imprisonment if committed on an adult (18 years or older) by another adult; up to 5 years' imprisonment if committed by a minor on an adult. Section 16, relating to "serious indecency", provides a penalty of up to 20 years' imprisonment for homosexual acts between men and between women. (PB)


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