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Rs 14:86 Enticing Persons Into Prostitution

§86. Enticing persons into prostitution

A. Enticing persons into prostitution is committed when any person over the age of

seventeen entices, places, persuades, encourages, or causes the entrance of any other person

under the age of twenty-one into the practice of prostitution, either by force, threats,

promises, or by any other device or scheme. Lack of knowledge of the other person's age

shall not be a defense.

B.(1)(a) Whoever commits the crime of enticing persons into prostitution shall be

imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not less than two years nor more than ten years.

(b) Whoever commits the crime of enticing persons into prostitution when the person

being enticed into prostitution is under the age of eighteen years shall be fined not more than

fifty thousand dollars, imprisoned at hard labor for not less than fifteen years nor more than

fifty years, or both.

(c) Whoever commits the crime of enticing persons into prostitution when the person

being enticed into prostitution is under the age of fourteen years shall be fined not more than

seventy-five thousand dollars, imprisoned at hard labor for not less than twenty-five years

nor more than fifty years, or both.

(2) In addition, the court shall order that the personal property used in the commission

of the offense, or the proceeds of any such conduct, shall be seized and impounded, and after

conviction, sold at public sale or public auction by the district attorney, or otherwise

distributed or disposed of, in accordance with R.S. 15:539.1.

(3) The personal property made subject to seizure and sale pursuant to Paragraph (2)

of this Subsection may include, but shall not be limited to, electronic communication

devices, computers, computer related equipment, motor vehicles, photographic equipment

used to record or create still or moving visual images of the victim that are recorded on

paper, film, video tape, disc, or any other type of digital recording media, and currency,

instruments, or securities.

C.(1) It shall not be a defense to prosecution for a violation of this Section that the

person being enticed is actually a law enforcement officer or peace officer acting in his

official capacity.

(2) It shall not be a defense to prosecution for a violation of this Section that the

person being enticed consented to the activity.

Amended by Acts 1978, No. 434, §1; Acts 2010, No. 763, §1; Acts 2012, No. 446,

§1; Acts 2013, No. 83, §1; Acts 2014, No. 564, §1; Acts 2017, No. 180, §1, eff. June 12,

2017.

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Louisiana
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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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