CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
18-5606. Accepting earnings of prostitute. (1) Any person who shall knowingly accept or appropriate any money or item of value from the proceeds or earnings of any person engaged in prostitution as part of a joint venture with such person shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for a period of not less than two (2) years nor more than twenty (20) years, or by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) nor more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), or by both such fine and imprisonment.
(2) As defined in this section "joint venture" is an undertaking by two (2) or more persons jointly to carry out a single business enterprise involving one or more transactions for profit. Such joint venture can be created by oral agreement or may be inferred from acts or conduct.
[18-5606, added 1972, ch. 336, sec. 1, p. 952; am. 1981. ch. 324, sec. 6, p. 674; am. 1994, ch. 130, sec. 6, p. 294.]