(1) This section applies to:(a) a prescribed sexual offence,(b) an offence under section 63, 65, 66, 67, 68, 71, 72, 72A, 73, 74, 76, 76A, 78M, 78N, 78O, 78Q, 91D, 91E, 91F or 91G, and(c) an offence of attempting, or of conspiracy or incitement, to commit an offence referred to in paragraph (b).(2) Any proceedings, or any part of any proceedings, in respect of an offence to which this section applies shall, if the Court so directs, be held in camera.(3) If the Court makes a direction under this section, it may (either absolutely or subject to conditions) exempt any person from that direction to the extent necessary to allow that person to be present as a support for a person giving evidence or for any other purpose which the Court thinks fit.(4) The Court may make a direction under this section on its own motion or at the request of any party.(5) In determining whether to make a direction under this section the Court shall consider:(a) the need of the complainant to have any person excluded from those proceedings,(b) the need of the complainant to have any person present in those proceedings,(c) the interests of justice, and(d) any other matter which the Court thinks relevant.(6) In this section:
complainant, in relation to any proceedings, means the person, or any of the persons, upon whom the offence with which the accused person stands charged in those proceedings, is alleged to have been committed and includes:(a) in relation to an offence under section 91D, 91E or 91F, the person under the age of 18 years who is alleged to have participated in an act of child prostitution, and(b) in relation to an offence under section 91G, the person under the age of 18 years who is alleged to have been employed for pornographic purposes.