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Law Summary

Prostitution is considered a “crime against the family”.

Full Text of the Law

TITLE 45. CRIMES
CHAPTER 5. OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON

Part 6. Offenses Against the Family
45-5-601. Prostitution.

(1) A person commits the offense of prostitution if the person engages in or agrees or offers to engage in sexual intercourse with another person for compensation, whether such compensation is received or to be received or paid or to be paid.

(2) (a) A prostitute convicted of prostitution shall be fined an amount not to exceed $500 or be imprisoned in the county jail for a term not to exceed 6 months, or both.
(b) A prostitute's client who is convicted of prostitution shall for the first offense be fined an amount not to exceed $1,000 or be imprisoned for a term not to exceed 1 year, or both, and for a second or subsequent offense shall be fined an amount not to exceed $10,000 or be imprisoned for a term not to exceed 5 years, or both.


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