Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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DIGEST

Sex crimes that involve children. Makes child exploitation a Level 4 felony instead of a Level 5 felony. Makes possession of child pornography a Level 5 felony instead of a Level 6 felony. Removes a defense to the crime of prostitution that the person who committed the crime was a child who was less than 18 years of age, and provides that a child who is less than 18 years of age may not be: (1) charged with; or (2) convicted of; committing the crime of prostitution. Makes patronizing a prostitute a: (1) Level 6 felony instead of a Class Sex crimes that involve children. Makes child exploitation a Level 4 felony instead of a Level 5 felony. Makes possession of child pornography a Level 5 felony instead of a Level 6 felony. Removes a defense to the crime of prostitution that the person who committed the crime was a child who was less than 18 years of age, and provides that a child who is less than 18 years of age may not be: (1) charged with; or (2) convicted of; committing the crime of prostitution. Makes patronizing a prostitute a: (1) Level 6 felony instead of a Class A misdemeanor if a person has a prior conviction for patronizing a prostitute; and (2) Level 5 felony instead of a Class A misdemeanor if a person paid, or offered payment to, a child who is less than 18 years of age. Makes promoting prostitution a Level 3 felony instead of a Level 4 felony if the person enticed or compelled is a child who is less than 18 years of age. Makes conforming amendments. ... View more