Maine Revised Statutes

§851. Definitions

As used in this chapter: [1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]

1.    "Prostitution" means engaging in, or agreeing to engage in, or offering to engage in a sexual act or sexual contact, as those terms are defined in section 251, in return for a pecuniary benefit to be received by the person engaging in prostitution or a 3rd person;
[ 1995, c. 638, §1 (AMD) .]
1-A.    "Engages a prostitute" means providing or agreeing to provide, either to the person whose prostitution is sought or to a 3rd person, pecuniary benefit in return for a sexual act or sexual contact as those terms are defined in section 251;
[ 1995, c. 638, §2 (AMD) .]
2.    "Promotes prostitution" means:
A. Causing or aiding another to commit or engage in prostitution, other than as a patron; [1995, c. 638, §3 (AMD).]
B. Publicly soliciting patrons for prostitution. Publicly soliciting patrons for prostitution includes, but is not limited to, an offer, made in a public place, to engage in a sexual act or sexual contact, as those terms are defined in section 251, in return for a pecuniary benefit to be received by the person making the offer or a 3rd person; [1995, c. 638, §3 (AMD).]
C. Providing persons for purposes of prostitution; [1995, c. 638, §3 (AMD).]
D. Leasing or otherwise permitting a place controlled by the defendant, alone or in association with others, to be regularly used for prostitution; [1995, c. 638, §3 (AMD).]
E. Owning, controlling, managing, supervising or otherwise operating, in association with others, a house of prostitution or a prostitution business; [1995, c. 638, §3 (AMD).]
F. Transporting a person into or within the State with the intent that such other person engage in prostitution; or [1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]
G. Accepting or receiving, or agreeing to accept or receive, a pecuniary benefit pursuant to an agreement or understanding with any person, other than with a patron, whereby the person participates or the person is to participate in the proceeds of prostitution. [1995, c. 638, §3 (AMD).]
[ 1995, c. 638, §3 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW). 1977, c. 671, §§25-A (AMD). 1981, c. 611, §1 (AMD). 1989, c. 401, §§B3-5 (AMD). 1995, c. 638, §§1-3 (AMD).