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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 567

Effective - 28 Aug 2018, 4 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  567.050.  Promoting prostitution in the first degree — penalty. — 1.  A person commits the offense of promoting prostitution in the first degree if he or she knowingly:

  (1)  Promotes prostitution by compelling a person to enter into, engage in, or remain in prostitution; or

  (2)  Promotes prostitution of a person less than sixteen years of age.

  2.  The term "compelling" includes:

  (1)  The use of forcible compulsion;

  (2)  The use of a drug or intoxicating substance to render a person incapable of controlling his conduct or appreciating its nature;

  (3)  Withholding or threatening to withhold dangerous drugs or a narcotic from a drug dependent person.

  3.  The offense of promoting prostitution in the first degree under subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of this section is a class B felony.  The offense of promoting prostitution in the first degree under subdivision (2) of subsection 1 of this section is a felony punishable by a term of imprisonment not less than ten years and not to exceed fifteen years.

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

(1981) A prostitute, if warranted by the particular facts and circumstances, can also be charged for the promotion of prostitution.  State v. Linder (A.), 613 S.W.2d 918.


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