2015 Missouri Revised Statutes
TITLE XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS (556-600)
Chapter 567 Prostitution
Section 567.050 Beginning January 1, 2017--Promoting prostitution in the first degree--penalty.

MO Rev Stat § 567.050 (2015) What's This?

567.050. 1. A person commits the offense of promoting prostitution in the first degree if he or she knowingly:

(1) Promotes prostitution by compelling a person to enter into, engage in, or remain in prostitution; or

(2) Promotes prostitution of a person less than sixteen years of age.

2. The term "compelling" includes:

(1) The use of forcible compulsion;

(2) The use of a drug or intoxicating substance to render a person incapable of controlling his conduct or appreciating its nature;

(3) Withholding or threatening to withhold dangerous drugs or a narcotic from a drug dependent person.

3. The offense of promoting prostitution in the first degree is a class B felony.

(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Effective 1-01-17

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