2005 Missouri Revised Statutes - § 566.212. — Sexual trafficking of a child--penalty.

566.212. 1. A person commits the crime of sexual trafficking of a child if the individual knowingly:

(1) Recruits, entices, harbors, transports, provides, or obtains by any means a person under the age of eighteen to participate in a commercial sex act or benefits, financially or by receiving anything of value, from participation in such activities; or

(2) Causes a person under the age of eighteen to engage in a commercial sex act.

2. It shall not be an affirmative defense that the defendant believed that the person was eighteen years of age or older.

3. The crime of sexual trafficking of a child is a class A felony if the child is under the age of eighteen.

(L. 2004 H.B. 1487)

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