712-1202 Sex trafficking. (1) A person commits the offense of sex trafficking if the person knowingly:

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

(b) Advances or profits from prostitution of a minor; provided that with respect to the victim's age, the prosecution shall be required to prove only that the person committing the offense acted negligently.

(2) Sex trafficking is a class A felony.

(3) As used in this section:

"Fraud" means making material false statements, misstatements, or omissions.

"Minor" means a person who is less than eighteen years of age.

"Threat" means any of the actions listed in section 707-764(1). [L 1972, c 9, pt of 1; am L 1993, c 130, 2; am L 2008, c 147, 8; am L 2011, c 145, 3; am L 2016, c 206, 14]

 

 

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