A person is guilty of aggravated promotion of prostitution if he knowingly:
A. Promotes prostitution by compelling a person to enter into, engage in, or remain in prostitution; or [1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]
B. Promotes prostitution of a person less than 18 years old. [1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).]
As used in this section, "compelling" includes but is not limited to:
A. The use of a drug or intoxicating substance to render a person incapable of controlling that person's conduct or appreciating its nature; [2011, c. 672, §1 (AMD).]
B. Withholding or threatening to withhold a narcotic drug or alcoholic liquor from a drug or alcohol-dependent person. A "drug
or alcohol-dependent person" is one who is using narcotic drugs or alcoholic liquor and who is in a state of psychic or physical
dependence or both, arising from the use of the drug or alcohol on a continuing basis; [2011, c. 672, §1 (AMD).]
C. Making material false statements, misstatements or omissions; [2011, c. 672, §1 (NEW).]
D. Withholding, destroying or confiscating an actual or purported passport or other immigration document or other actual or purported
government identification document with the intent to impair a person's freedom of movement; [2011, c. 672, §1 (NEW).]
E. Requiring prostitution to be performed to retire, repay or service an actual or purported debt; and [2011, c. 672, §1 (NEW).]
F. Using force or engaging in any scheme, plan or pattern to instill in a person a fear that, if the person does not engage or
continue to engage in prostitution, the actor or another person will:
(1) Cause physical injury or death to a person;
(2) Cause damage to property, other than property of the actor;
(3) Engage in other conduct constituting a Class A, B or C crime, kidnapping or criminal restraint;
(4) Accuse some person of a crime or cause criminal charges or deportation proceedings to be instituted against some person;
(5) Expose a secret or publicize an asserted fact, regardless of veracity, tending to subject some person, except the actor,
to hatred, contempt or ridicule;
(6) Testify or provide information or withhold testimony or information regarding another person's legal claim or defense;
(7) Use a position as a public servant to perform some act related to that person's official duties or fail or refuse to
perform an official duty in a manner that adversely affects some other person; or
(8) Perform any other act that would not in itself materially benefit the actor but that is calculated to harm the person
being compelled with respect to that person's health, safety or immigration status. [2011, c. 672, §1 (NEW).]
2011, c. 672, §1 (AMD)
Aggravated promotion of prostitution is a Class B crime.
1989, c. 431, §1 (AMD)
1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW).
1989, c. 431, §1 (AMD).
2011, c. 672, §1 (AMD).
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