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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 567

Effective - 28 Aug 2018, 3 histories bottom

  567.030.  Patronizing prostitution — penalty. — 1.  A person commits the offense of patronizing prostitution if he or she:

  (1)  Pursuant to a prior understanding, gives something of value to another person as compensation for having engaged in sexual conduct with any person; or

  (2)  Gives or agrees to give something of value to another person with the understanding that such person or another person will engage in sexual conduct with any person; or

  (3)  Solicits or requests another person to engage in sexual conduct with any person in return for something of value.

  2.  It shall not be a defense that the person believed that the individual he or she patronized for prostitution was eighteen years of age or older.

  3.  The offense of patronizing prostitution is a class B misdemeanor, unless the individual who the person patronizes is less than eighteen years of age but older than fourteen years of age, in which case patronizing prostitution is a class E felony.

  4.  The offense of patronizing prostitution is a class D felony if the individual who the person patronizes is fourteen years of age or younger.  Nothing in this section shall preclude the prosecution of an individual for the offenses of:

  (1)  Statutory rape in the first degree pursuant to section 566.032;

  (2)  Statutory rape in the second degree pursuant to section 566.034;

  (3)  Statutory sodomy in the first degree pursuant to section 566.062; or

  (4)  Statutory sodomy in the second degree pursuant to section 566.064.

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(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 2004 H.B. 1487, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491, A.L. 2018 S.B. 793)


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