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Prostitution Laws of Alabama



13A-12-110: Definitions
13A-12-111: Promoting prostitution in the first degree
13A-12-112: Promoting prostitution in the second degree
13A-12-113: Promoting prostitution in the third degree
13A-12-120: Prostitution defined
13A-12-121: Prohibited activities
13A-12-122: Violations

Section 13A-12-110: Definitions
The following definitions are applicable in Sections 13A-12-111 through 13A-12-113:

(1) ADVANCE PROSTITUTION. A person "advances prostitution" if, acting other than as a prostitute or a patron of a prostitute, he knowingly causes or aids a person to commit or engage in prostitution, procures or solicits patrons for prostitution, provides persons or premises for prostitution purposes, operates or assists in the operation of a house of prostitution or a prostitution enterprise.

(2) PROFIT FROM PROSTITUTION. A person "profits from prostitution" if, acting other than as a prostitute receiving compensation for personally-rendered prostitution services, he accepts or receives money or other property pursuant to a prior agreement with any person whereby he participates or is to participate in the proceeds of prostitution activity.

Section 13A-12-111: Promoting prostitution in the first degree
(a) A person commits the crime of promoting prostitution in the first degree if he knowingly:

(1) Advances prostitution by compelling a person by force or intimidation to engage in prostitution, or profits from such coercive conduct by another; or

(2) Advances or profits from prostitution of a person less than 16 years of age.

(b) Promoting prostitution in the first degree is a Class B felony.

Section 13A-12-112: Promoting prostitution in the second degree
(a) A person commits the crime of promoting prostitution in the second degree if he knowingly:

(1) Advances or profits from prostitution by managing, supervising, controlling or owning, either alone or in association with others, a house of prostitution or a prostitution business or enterprise involving prostitution activity by two or more prostitutes other than the defendant; or

(2) Advances or profits from prostitution of a person less than 18 years of age.

(b) Promoting prostitution in the second degree is a Class C felony.

Section 13A-12-113: Promoting prostitution in the third degree
(a) A person commits the crime of promoting prostitution in the third degree if he knowingly advances or profits from prostitution.

(b) Promoting prostitution in the third degree is a Class A misdemeanor.

Section 13A-12-120: Prostitution defined
For the purpose of this division, the term "prostitution" shall mean the commission by a person of any natural or unnatural sexual act, deviate sexual intercourse, or sexual contact for monetary consideration or other thing of value.

Section 13A-12-121: Prohibited activities
(a) No person shall commit an act of prostitution as defined in Section 13A-12-120.

(b) No person shall solicit, compel, or coerce any person to have sexual intercourse or participate in any natural or unnatural sexual a#5ct, deviate sexual intercourse, or sexual contact for monetary consideration or other thing of marketable value.

(c) No person shall agree to engage in sexual intercourse, deviate sexual intercourse, or sexual contact with another or participate in the act for monetary consideration or other thing of marketable value and give or accept monetary consideration or other thing of value in furtherance of the agreement.

(d) No person shall knowingly do any of the following:

(1) Cause or aid a person to commit or engage in prostitution.

(2) Procure or solicit patrons for prostitution.

(3) Provide persons or premises for prostitution purposes.

(4) Receive or accept money or other thing of value pursuant to a prior agreement with any person whereby he or she participates or is to participate in the proceeds of any prostitution activity.

(5) Operate or assist in the operation of a house of prostitution or a prostitution enterprise.

Section 13A-12-122: Violations
Each violation of this division is a Class A misdemeanor.
  
(Source: http://www.legislature.state.al.us/CodeofAlabama/1975/coatoc.htm)