Prostitution Laws of Indiana



IC 35-45-4-2: Prostitution

IC 35-45-4-3: Patronizing a prostitute

IC 35-45-4-4: Promoting prostitution


IC 35-45-4-2: Prostitution
35-45-4-2 Sec. 2. A person who knowingly or intentionally:

(1) performs, or offers or agrees to perform, sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct; or

(2) fondles, or offers or agrees to fondle, the genitals of another person; for money or other property commits prostitution, a Class A misdemeanor. However, the offense is a Class D felony if the person has two (2) prior convictions under this section.

IC 35-45-4-3: Patronizing a prostitute
35-45-4-3 Sec. 3. A person who knowingly or intentionally pays, or offers or agrees to pay, money or other property to another person:

(1) for having engaged in, or on the understanding that the other person will engage in, sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct with the person or with any other person; or

(2) for having fondled, or on the understanding that the other person will fondle, the genitals of the person or any other person; commits patronizing a prostitute, a Class A misdemeanor. However, the offense is a Class D felony if the person has two (2) prior convictions under this section.

IC 35-45-4-4: Promoting prostitution
35-45-4-4 Sec. 4. A person who:

(1) knowingly or intentionally entices or compels another person to become a prostitute;

(2) knowingly or intentionally procures, or offers or agrees to procure, a person for another person for the purpose of prostitution;

(3) having control over the use of a place, knowingly or intentionally permits another person to use the place for prostitution;

(4) receives money or other property from a prostitute, without lawful consideration, knowing it was earned in whole or in part from prostitution; or

(5) knowingly or intentionally conducts or directs another person to a place for the purpose of prostitution; commits promoting prostitution, a Class C felony. However, the offense is a Class B felony under subdivision (1) if the person enticed or compelled is under eighteen (18) years of age.


(Source: http://www.ai.org/legislative/ic/code)