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Legal Statutes: North Carolina

UPDATED August 17, 2016

North Carolina Statutes

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Article 10A. Human Trafficking

back to top14-43.13. Sexual servitude

(a) A person commits the offense of sexual servitude when that person knowingly or in reckless disregard of the consequences of the action subjects or maintains another in sexual servitude.

(b) A person who violates this section is guilty of a Class D felony if the victim of the offense is an adult. A person who violates this section is guilty of a Class C felony if the victim of the offense is a minor.

(b1) Mistake of age is not a defense to prosecution under this section. Consent of a minor is not a defense to prosecution under this section.

(c) Each violation of this section constitutes a separate offense and shall not merge with any other offense. Evidence of failure to deliver benefits or perform services standing alone shall not be sufficient to authorize a conviction under this section.
Added by S.L. 2006-247, § 20(b), eff. Dec. 1, 2006. Amended by S.L. 2013-368, § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 2013.