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Legal Statutes: Texas

UPDATED July 20, 2016

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Subchapter A. Prostitution

back to top§ 43.05. Compelling Prostitution

(a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly:

(1) causes another by force, threat, or fraud to commit prostitution; or

(2) causes by any means a child younger than 18 years to commit prostitution, regardless of whether the actor knows the age of the child at the time the actor commits the offense.

(b) An offense under Subsection (a)(1) is a felony of the second degree. An offense under Subsection (a)(2) is a felony of the first degree.

(c) If conduct constituting an offense under this section also constitutes an offense under another section of this code, the actor may be prosecuted under either section or under both sections.

Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, § 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994;Acts 2009, 81st Leg., ch. 1002, § 9, eff. Sept. 1, 2009; Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., ch. 1 (S.B. 24), § 1.03, eff. Sept. 1, 2011; Acts 2015, 84th Leg., ch. 1273 (S.B. 825), § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2015.