Prostitution and Pimping
Prostitution Charges in Georgia
In Georgia, both prostitution and pimping are criminal offenses which are punishable by imprisonment and fines. The specific penalties for these offenses depend on the circumstances of the case and the age of the individuals involved.
After an arrest for a sex crime you should be concerned not only about the present situation, but also about the extreme risk to your safety and life if you are convicted and sent to prison. Anyone facing sex crimes charges has a lot to fear and a lot to lose.
This page discusses charges for prostitution, operating a brothel, and pimping. Our lawyers can defens persons accused of other charges includings human trafficking, drug offenses, sexual assault and battery.
What is Prostitution?
In Georgia, prostitution is generally defined as the exchange of sexual services for money or other compensation. Both the person offering the sexual services and the person paying for them can be charged with the crime of prostitution. Prostitution is often associated with exploitation, abuse, and other forms of criminal activity, and many governments and communities consider it to be a public health and moral issue.
Georgia Code O.C.G.A. § 16-6-9 (2021) specifically addresses the offense of prostitution. The following is the actual law § 16-6-9 (2021) as it is written.
- A person, 18 years of age or older, commits the offense of prostitution when he or she performs or offers or consents to perform a sexual act, including, but not limited to, sexual intercourse or sodomy, for money or other items of value.
What is Keeping a Place of Prostitution?
Operating a place of prostitution, also known as a brothel, is a criminal offense in Georgia. Anyone charged with this offense may be charged with related crimes including other forms of illegal activity, such as human trafficking or drug offenses.
Georgia Code O.C.G.A. § 16-6-10 (2021) specifically addresses the offense of keeping a place of prostitution. The following is the actual law § 16-6-10 (2021) as it is written.
- A person having or exercising control over the use of any place or conveyance which would offer seclusion or shelter for the practice of prostitution commits the offense of keeping a place of prostitution when he knowingly grants or permits the use of such place for the purpose of prostitution.
What Is Pimping?
Pimping, also known as deriving support from the proceeds of prostitution, refers to the act of controlling, managing, or otherwise benefiting from the prostitution of another person. This can include activities such as recruiting individuals for the purpose of prostitution, transporting them to locations where they will engage in prostitution, or otherwise facilitating the prostitution of another person.
Georgia Code O.C.G.A. § 16-6-11 (2021) specifically addresses the offense of pimping. The following is the actual law § 16-6-11 (2021)as it is written.
- A person commits the offense of pimping when he or she performs any of the following acts:
- 1. Offers or agrees to procure a prostitute for another;
- 2. Offers or agrees to arrange a meeting of persons for the purpose of prostitution;
- 3. Directs or transports another person to a place when he or she knows or should know that the direction or transportation is for the purpose of prostitution;
- 4. Receives money or other thing of value from a prostitute, without lawful consideration, knowing it was earned in whole or in part from prostitution; or
- 5. Aids or abets, counsels, or commands another in the commission of prostitution or aids or assists in prostitution where the proceeds or profits derived therefrom are to be divided on a pro rata basis.
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