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Promoting Prostitution

(b)  Promoting prostitution.--A person who knowingly promotes prostitution of another commits a misdemeanor or felony as provided in subsection (c) of this section. The following acts shall, without limitation of the foregoing, constitute promoting prostitution:

(1)  owning, controlling, managing, supervising or otherwise keeping, alone or in association with others, a house of prostitution or a prostitution business;

(2)  procuring an inmate for a house of prostitution or a place in a house of prostitution for one who would be an inmate;

(3)  encouraging, inducing, or otherwise intentionally causing another to become or remain a prostitute;

(4)  soliciting a person to patronize a prostitute;

(5)  procuring a prostitute for a patron;

(6)  transporting a person into or within this Commonwealth with intent to promote the engaging in prostitution by that person, or procuring or paying for transportation with that intent;

(7)  leasing or otherwise permitting a place controlled by the actor, alone or in association with others, to be regularly used for prostitution or the promotion of prostitution, or failure to make reasonable effort to abate such use by ejecting the tenant, notifying law enforcement authorities, or other legally available means; or

(8)  soliciting, receiving, or agreeing to receive any benefit for doing or agreeing to do anything forbidden by this subsection.

(b.1)  Promoting prostitution of minor.--A person who knowingly promotes prostitution of a minor commits a felony of the third degree. The following acts shall, without limitation of the foregoing, constitute promoting prostitution of a minor:

(1)  owning, controlling, managing, supervising or otherwise keeping, alone or in association with others, a house of prostitution or a prostitution business in which a victim is a minor;

(2)  procuring an inmate who is a minor for a house of prostitution or a place in a house of prostitution where a minor would be an inmate;

(3)  encouraging, inducing or otherwise intentionally causing a minor to become or remain a prostitute;

(4)  soliciting a minor to patronize a prostitute;

(5)  procuring a prostitute who is a minor for a patron;

(6)  transporting a minor into or within this Commonwealth with intent to promote the engaging in prostitution by that minor, or procuring or paying for transportation with that intent;

(7)  leasing or otherwise permitting a place controlled by the actor, alone or in association with others, to be regularly used for prostitution of a minor or the promotion of prostitution of a minor, or failure to make reasonable effort to abate such use by ejecting the tenant, notifying law enforcement authorities or other legally available means; or

(8)  soliciting, receiving or agreeing to receive any benefit for doing or agreeing to do anything forbidden by this subsection.

(c)  Grading of offenses under subsection (b).--

(1)  An offense under subsection (b) constitutes a felony of the third degree if:

(i)  the offense falls within paragraphs (b)(1), (b)(2) or (b)(3);

(ii)  the actor compels another to engage in or promote prostitution;

(iii)  (Deleted by amendment);

(iv)  the actor promotes prostitution of his spouse, child, ward or any person for whose care, protection or support he is responsible; or

(v)  the person knowingly promoted prostitution of another who was HIV positive or infected with the AIDS virus.

(2)  Otherwise the offense is a misdemeanor of the second degree.