2015 Missouri Revised Statutes
Chapter 567 Prostitution
Section 567.010 Until December 31, 2016--Chapter definitions.

MO Rev Stat § 567.010 (2015) What's This?

567.010. As used in this chapter, the following terms mean:

(1) "Promoting prostitution", a person promotes prostitution if, acting other than as a prostitute or a patron of a prostitute, he knowingly

(a) Causes or aids a person to commit or engage in prostitution; or

(b) Procures or solicits patrons for prostitution; or

(c) Provides persons or premises for prostitution purposes; or

(d) Operates or assists in the operation of a house of prostitution or a prostitution enterprise; or

(e) Accepts or receives or agrees to accept or receive something of value pursuant to an agreement or understanding with any person whereby he participates or is to participate in proceeds of prostitution activity; or

(f) Engages in any conduct designed to institute, aid or facilitate an act or enterprise of prostitution;

(2) "Prostitution", a person commits prostitution if he engages or offers or agrees to engage in sexual conduct with another person in return for something of value to be received by the person or by a third person;

(3) "Patronizing prostitution", a person patronizes prostitution if

(a) Pursuant to a prior understanding, he gives something of value to another person as compensation for that person or a third person having engaged in sexual conduct with him or with another; or

(b) He gives or agrees to give something of value to another person on an understanding that in return therefor that person or a third person will engage in sexual conduct with him or with another; or

(c) He solicits or requests another person to engage in sexual conduct with him or with another, or to secure a third person to engage in sexual conduct with him or with another, in return for something of value;

(4) "Sexual conduct" occurs when there is

(a) "Sexual intercourse" which means any penetration, however slight, of the female sex organ by the male sex organ, whether or not an emission results; or

(b) "Deviate sexual intercourse" which means any sexual act involving the genitals of one person and the mouth, hand, tongue or anus of another person; or

(c) "Sexual contact" which means any touching, manual or otherwise, of the anus or genitals of one person by another, done for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire of either party;

(5) "Something of value" means any money or property, or any token, object or article exchangeable for money or property;

(6) "Prostitution-related offense", any violation of state law for prostitution, patronizing prostitution or promoting prostitution;

(7) "Persistent prostitution offender", a person is a persistent prostitution offender if they have pled guilty to or been found guilty of two or more prostitution-related offenses.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 1986 H.B. 895, A.L. 1997 S.B. 347)

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17. Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.

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