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Prostitution Laws of Kansas



21-3512: Prostitution

21-3513: Promoting prostitution

21-3515: Patronizing a prostitute


21-3512: Prostitution
(a) Prostitution is performing for hire, or offering or agreeing to perform for hire where there is an exchange of value, any of the following acts:

(1) Sexual intercourse;

(2) sodomy; or

(3) manual or other bodily contact stimulation of the genitals of any person with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desires of the offender or another.

(b) Prostitution is a class B nonperson misdemeanor.

21-3513: Promoting prostitution
(a) Promoting prostitution is:

(1) Establishing, owning, maintaining or managing a house of prostitution, or participating in the establishment, ownership, maintenance, or management thereof;

(2) permitting any place partially or wholly owned or controlled by the defendant to be used as a house of prostitution;

(3) procuring a prostitute for a house of prostitution;

(4) inducing another to become a prostitute;

(5) soliciting a patron for a prostitute or for a house of prostitution;

(6) procuring a prostitute for a patron;

(7) procuring transportation for, paying for the transportation of, or transporting a person within this state with the intention of assisting or promoting that person's engaging in prostitution; or

(8) being employed to perform any act which is prohibited by this section.

(b)

(1) Promoting prostitution is a class A person misdemeanor when the prostitute is 16 or more years of age.

(2) Promoting prostitution when the prostitute is 16 or more years of age is a severity level 7, person felony if committed by a person who has, prior to the commission of the crime, been convicted of promoting prostitution.

(3) Promoting prostitution is a severity level 6, person felony when the prostitute is under 16 years of age.

21-3515: Patronizing a prostitute
(1) Patronizing a prostitute is either:

(a) Knowingly entering or remaining in a house of prostitution with intent to engage in sexual intercourse, sodomy or any unlawful sexual act with a prostitute; or

(b) knowingly hiring a prostitute to engage in sexual intercourse, sodomy or any unlawful sexual act.

(2) Patronizing a prostitute is a class C misdemeanor.


(Source: http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-statutes/index.do)