Last updated on: 8/28/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Late 500s – Visigoths Criminalize Prostitution

“A decree of Recared, Catholic king of the Visigoths of Spain (596-601) absolutely prohibited prostitution. Girls and women born of free parents convicted of either practising prostitution, or inducing debauchery, were condemned for the first offence to be flogged (300 strokes) and to be ignominously expelled from the town.”