Maryland Criminal Law Section 11-303

Article - Criminal Law

§ 11-303.

      (a)      A person may not knowingly:

            (1)      take or cause another to be taken to any place for prostitution;

            (2)      place, cause to be placed, or harbor another in any place for prostitution;

            (3)      persuade or encourage by threat or promise another to be taken to or placed in any place for prostitution;

            (4)      unlawfully take or detain another with the intent to use force, threat, or persuasion to compel the other to marry the person or a third person or perform a sexual act, sexual contact, or vaginal intercourse; or

            (5)      receive consideration to procure for or place in a house of prostitution or elsewhere another with the intent of causing the other to engage in prostitution or assignation.

      (b)      A parent, guardian, or person who has permanent or temporary care or custody or responsibility for supervision of another may not consent to the taking or detention of the other for prostitution.

      (c)      A person who violates this section is guilty of the misdemeanor of pandering and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both.

      (d)      A person who violates this section is subject to § 5-106(b) of the Courts Article.

      (e)      A person who violates this section may be charged, tried, and sentenced in any county in or through which the person transported or attempted to transport the other.

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