Definitions for Prostitution, N.J.S.A. 2c:34-1

Definitions for Prostitution

definitions for prostitution, N.J.S.A. 2c:34-1The New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice provides the following definitions for prostitution.

Prostitution is

  • sexual activity with another person in exchange for something of economic value, or
  • the offer or acceptance of an offer to engage in sexual activity in exchange for something of economic value.

Sexual activity includes, but is not limited to,

  • sexual intercourse, including genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital, and oral-anal contact, whether between persons of the same or opposite sex;
  • masturbation;
  • touching of the genitals, buttocks, or female breasts;
  • sadistic or masochistic abuse and other deviate sexual relations.

House of prostitution is

  • any place that
  • regularly carries on prostitution or promotion of prostitution
  • by one person
  • under the control, management or supervision of another.

Promoting prostitution is:

  1. Owning, controlling, managing, supervising or otherwise keeping, alone or in association with another, a house of prostitution or a prostitution business;
  2. Procuring an inmate for a house of prostitution or place in a house of prostitution for one who would be an inmate;
  3. Encouraging, inducing, or otherwise purposely causing another to become or remain a prostitute;
  4. Soliciting a person to patronize a prostitute;
  5. Procuring a prostitute for a patron;
  6. Transporting a person into or within this State with purpose to promote that person’s engaging in prostitution, or procuring or paying for transportation with that purpose; or
  7. Knowingly leasing or otherwise permitting a place controlled by the actor, alone or in association with others, to be regularly used for prostitution or promotion of prostitution, or failure to make a reasonable effort to abate such use by ejecting the tenant, notifying law enforcement authorities, or other legally available means.

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