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     Idaho Statutes

Idaho Statutes are updated to the website July 1 following the legislative session.


18-5613.  providing commercial sexual activity. (1) A person is guilty of providing commercial sexual activity when such person:
(a)  Engages in, offers to engage in, or agrees to engage in sexual contact in return for a fee; or
(b)  Loiters in or within view of any public place for the purpose of being hired to engage in sexual contact.
(2)  Providing commercial sexual activity shall be a misdemeanor, provided, however, that on a third or subsequent conviction for commercial sexual activity, it shall be a felony. For purposes of this subsection, a prior conviction for prostitution counts as a conviction for providing commercial sexual activity.
(3)  It shall be an affirmative defense to providing commercial sexual activity that the defendant was at the time of the alleged crime the victim of conduct prohibited by section 18-8607, Idaho Code.
(4)  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (1) and (2) of this section, the provisions of this section do not apply to a child who is alleged to have engaged in conduct that would, if committed by an adult, violate the provisions of this section. A commercially sexually exploited child under this subsection may be taken into shelter care by a peace officer pursuant to section 16-1608, Idaho Code, if the conditions allowing emergency removal are met.

[18-5613, added 2024, ch. 147, sec. 16, p. 563.]

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