2018 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 2 - Offenses Against the Person
Chapter 18 - Human Trafficking Act of 2013
§ 5-18-103. Trafficking of persons

Universal Citation: AR Code § 5-18-103 (2018)
  • (a) A person commits the offense of trafficking of persons if he or she knowingly:

    • (1) Recruits, harbors, transports, obtains, entices, solicits, isolates, provides, or maintains a person knowing that the person will be subjected to involuntary servitude;

    • (2) Benefits financially or benefits by receiving anything of value from participation in a venture under subdivision (a)(1) of this section;

    • (3) Subjects a person to involuntary servitude;

    • (4) Recruits, entices, solicits, isolates, harbors, transports, provides, maintains, or obtains a minor for commercial sexual activity; or

    • (5) Sells or offers to sell travel services that he or she knows includes an activity prohibited under subdivisions (a)(1)-(4) of this section.

  • (b) It is not a defense to prosecution under subdivision (a)(4) of this section that the actor:

    • (1) Did not have knowledge of a victim's age; or

    • (2) Mistakenly believed a victim was not a minor.

  • (c)

    • (1) Trafficking of persons is a Class A felony.

    • (2) Trafficking of persons is a Class Y felony if a victim was a minor at the time of the offense.

  • (d) In addition to any other sentence authorized by this section, a person who violates this section by offering to pay, agreeing to pay, or paying a fee to engage in sexual activity upon conviction shall be ordered to pay a fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250) to be deposited into the Safe Harbor Fund for Sexually Exploited Children.

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