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Colorado Prostitution Related Crimes

 

Prostitution – An actor offering or agreeing to perform a sexual act with any person who is not that actor’s spouse in exchange for money or other things of value (Section 18-7-201 (1), C.R.S.)

– Class 3 misdemeanor 0 to 6 months Not applicable No No

Prostitution with knowledge of being infected with AIDS – An actor, who has tested positive for HIV, offering or agreeing to perform a sexual act with any person who is not that actor’s spouse in exchange for money or other things of value (Section 18-7-201.7 (1), C.R.S.)  

– Class 5 felony 1 to 3 years 2 to 6 years No No

Soliciting for prostitution – Soliciting another, arranging or offering to arrange a meeting of persons, or directing another to a place for the purpose of prostitution (Section 18-7-202 (1), C.R.S.)

– Class 3 misdemeanor 0 to 6 months Not applicable No No

Pandering – Knowingly arranging or offering to arrange a situation in which a person may practice prostitution (Section 18-7-203 (1)(b), C.R.S.) 

– Class 3 misdemeanor

Inducing a person by menacing or criminal intimidation to commit prostitution  (Section 18-7-203 (1)(a), C.R.S.)

– Class 5 felony

Keeping a place of prostitution – Having or exercising control over the use of any place which offers seclusion or shelter for the practice of prostitution and performing any one or more of the following: – knowingly granting or permitting the use of such place for the purpose of – prostitution; or – permitting the continued use of such place for the purpose of prostitution after becoming aware of facts or circumstances from which a reasonable individual would know that the place is being used for purposes of prostitution (Section 18-7-204, C.R.S.)

– Class 2 misdemeanor 3 to 12 months

Patronizing a prostitute –  Engaging in a sexual act with a prostitute; or entering or remaining in a place of prostitution with intent to engage in a sexual act (Section 18-7-205 (1), C.R.S.) 

– Class 1 petty offense

The third (or higher) conviction for engaging in a sexual act with a prostitute; orentering or remaining in a place of prostitution with intent to engage in a sexual act (Section 18-7-205 (1), C.R.S.

– Class 1 misdemeanor

 

 


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