2020 Georgia Code
Title 39 - Minors
Chapter 2 - Regulation of Employment of Minors
§ 39-2-17. Improper Dispositions of Minor Under 12; Penalty

Universal Citation: GA Code § 39-2-17 (2020)
  1. Any person who shall sell, apprentice, give away, let out, or otherwise dispose of any minor under 12 years of age to any person for the vocation, occupation, or service of rope or wire walking, begging, or as a gymnast, contortionist, circus rider, acrobat, or clown, or for any indecent, obscene, or immoral exhibition, practice, or purpose shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
  2. Whenever a minor shall be disposed of in violation of subsection (a) of this Code section, the person who receives and uses any minor for any of the purposes condemned in said subsection shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

(Ga. L. 1878-79, p. 162, § 1; Code 1882, § 4612f; Penal Code 1895, §§ 706, 707; Penal Code 1910, §§ 756, 757; Code 1933, §§ 54-9903, 54-9904.)

Cross references.

- Penalty for employment, use, and coercion of person under age 14 to engage in sexually explicit conduct for purpose of producing visual or print medium depicting such conduct, § 16-12-100.



- Lawn mowing by minors as violation of child labor statutes, 56 A.L.R.3d 1166.

Validity, construction, and application of statutes regulating sexual performance by child, 21 A.L.R.4th 239, 42 A.L.R.5th 291.

Validity, construction, and application of state statutes or ordinances regulating sexual performance by child, 42 A.L.R.5th 291.

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