Prostitution Laws of Illinois



720 ILCS 5 Sec. 11 14: Prostitution
720 ILCS 5 Sec. 11 14.1: Solicitation of a sexual act
720 ILCS 5 Sec. 11 15: Soliciting for a prostitute
720 ILCS 5 Sec. 11 16: Pandering
720 ILCS 5 Sec. 11 17: Keeping a Place of Prostitution
720 ILCS 5 Sec. 11 18: Patronizing a prostitute
720 ILCS 5 Sec. 11 19: Pimping

720 ILCS 5 Sec. 11 14: Prostitution
(a) Any person who performs, offers or agrees to perform any act of sexual penetration as defined in Section 12 12 of this Code for any money, property, token, object, or article or anything of value, or any touching or fondling of the sex organs of one person by another person, for any money, property, token, object, or article or anything of value, for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification commits an act of prostitution.

(b) Sentence. Prostitution is a Class A misdemeanor. A person convicted of a second or subsequent violation of this Section, or of any combination of such number of convictions under this Section and Sections 11 15, 11 17, 11 18, 11 18.1 and 11 19 of this Code is guilty of a Class 4 felony. When a person has one or more prior convictions, the information or indictment charging that person shall state such prior conviction so as to give notice of the State's intention to treat the charge as a felony. The fact of such prior conviction is not an element of the offense and may not be disclosed to the jury during trial unless otherwise permitted by issues properly raised during such trial.

(c) A person who violates this Section within 1,000 feet of real property comprising a school commits a Class 4 felony.

720 ILCS 5 Sec. 11 14.1: Solicitation of a sexual act
(a) Any person who offers a person not his or her spouse any money, property, token, object, or article or anything of value to perform any act of sexual penetration as defined in Section 12 12 of this Code, or any touching or fondling of the sex organs of one person by another person for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification, commits the offense of solicitation of a sexual act.

(b) Sentence. Solicitation of a sexual act is a Class B misdemeanor.

720 ILCS 5 Sec. 11 15: Soliciting for a prostitute
(a) Any person who performs any of the following acts commits soliciting for a prostitute:

(1) Solicits another for the purpose of prostitution; or

(2) Arranges or offers to arrange a meeting of persons for the purpose of prostitution; or

(3) Directs another to a place knowing such direction is for the purpose of prostitution.

(b) Sentence. Soliciting for a prostitute is a Class A misdemeanor. A person convicted of a second or subsequent violation of this Section, or of any combination of such number of convictions under this Section and Sections 11 14, 11 17, 11 18, 11 18.1 and 11 19 of this Code is guilty of a Class 4 felony. When a person has one or more prior convictions, the information or indictment charging that person shall state such prior conviction so as to give notice of the State's intention to treat the charge as a felony. The fact of such prior conviction is not an element of the offense and may not be disclosed to the jury during trial unless otherwise permitted by issues properly raised during such trial.

(b 5) A person who violates this Section within 1,000 feet of real property comprising a school commits a Class 4 felony.

(c) A peace officer who arrests a person for a violation of this Section may impound any vehicle used by the person in the commission of the offense. The person may recover the vehicle from the impound after a minimum of 2 hours after arrest upon payment of a fee of $200. The fee shall be distributed to the unit of government whose peace officers made the arrest for a violation of this Section. This $200 fee includes the costs incurred by the unit of government to tow the vehicle to the impound. Upon the presentation of a signed court order by the defendant whose vehicle was impounded showing that the defendant has been acquitted of the offense of soliciting for a prostitute or that the charges have been dismissed against the defendant for that offense, the municipality shall refund the $200 fee to the defendant.

720 ILCS 5 Sec. 11 16: Pandering
(a) Any person who performs any of the following acts for any money, property, token, object, or article or anything of value commits pandering:

(1) Compels a person to become a prostitute; or

(2) Arranges or offers to arrange a situation in which a person may practice prostitution.

(b) Sentence. Pandering by compulsion is a Class 4 felony. Pandering other than by compulsion is a Class 4 felony.

(c) A person who violates this Section within 1,000 feet of real property comprising a school commits a Class 3 felony.

720 ILCS 5 Sec. 11 17: Keeping a Place of Prostitution
(a) Any person who has or exercises control over the use of any place which could offer seclusion or shelter for the practice of prostitution who performs any of the following acts keeps a place of prostitution:

(1) Knowingly grants or permits the use of such place for the purpose of prostitution; or

(2) Grants or permits the use of such place under circumstances from which he could reasonably know that the place is used or is to be used for purposes of prostitution; or

(3) Permits the continued use of a place after becoming aware of facts or circumstances from which he should reasonably know that the place is being used for purposes of prostitution.

(b) Sentence. Keeping a place of prostitution is a Class A misdemeanor. A person convicted of a second or subsequent violation of this Section, or of any combination of such number of convictions under this Section and Sections 11 14, 11 15, 11 18, 11 18.1 and 11 19 of this Code, is guilty of a Class 4 felony. When a person has one or more prior convictions, the information or indictment charging that person shall state such prior conviction so as to give notice of the State's intention to treat the charge as a felony. The fact of such conviction is not an element of the offense and may not be disclosed to the jury during trial unless otherwise permitted by issues properly raised during such trial.

720 ILCS 5 Sec. 11 18: Patronizing a prostitute
(a) Any person who performs any of the following acts with a person not his or her spouse commits the offense of patronizing a prostitute:

(1) Engages in an act of sexual penetration as defined in Section 12 12 of this Code with a prostitute; or

(2) Enters or remains in a place of prostitution with intent to engage in an act of sexual penetration as defined in Section 12 12 of this Code.

(b) Sentence. Patronizing a prostitute is a Class A misdemeanor. A person convicted of a second or subsequent violation of this Section, or of any combination of such number of convictions under this Section and Sections 11 14, 11 15, 11 17, 11 18.1 and 11 19 of this Code, is guilty of a Class 4 felony. When a person has one or more prior convictions, the information or indictment charging that person shall state such prior convictions so as to give notice of the State's intention to treat the charge as a felony. The fact of such conviction is not an element of the offense and may not be disclosed to the jury during trial unless otherwise permitted by issues properly raised during such trial.

(c) A person who violates this Section within 1,000 feet of real property comprising a school commits a Class 4 felony.

720 ILCS 5 Sec. 11 19: Pimping
(a) Any person who receives any money, property, token, object, or article or anything of value from a prostitute, not for a lawful consideration, knowing it was earned in whole or in part from the practice of prostitution, commits pimping.

(b) Sentence. Pimping is a Class A misdemeanor. A person convicted of a second or subsequent violation of this Section, or of any combination of such number of convictions under this Section and Sections 11 14, 11 15, 11 17, 11 18 and 11 18.1 of this Code is guilty of a Class 4 felony. When a person has one or more prior convictions, the information or indictment charging that person shall state such prior conviction so as to give notice of the State's intention to treat the charge as a felony. The fact of such conviction is not an element of the offense and may not be disclosed to the jury during trial unless otherwise permitted by issues properly raised during such trial.

(c) A person who violates this Section within 1,000 feet of real property comprising a school commits a Class 4 felony.


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