Section 61 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861, which is an English law in force in Sierra Leone through the Courts Act 1965, criminalises buggery with a penalty of up to life imprisonment. This provision only applies to men.1
Types of criminalisation
- Criminalises sex between men
Commonwealth member state
1. Offences Against the Person Act 1861, Section 61 Unnatural Offences
“Whosoever shall be convicted of the abominable crime of buggery, committed either with mankind or with any animal, shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be kept in penal servitude for life or for any term not less than ten years.” Full text.