Pandering Charges in Georgia
Solicitation and Pandering are interchangeable terms for illegally seeking sexual interactions for some form of direct compensation.
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.
What Is Pandering? (Solicitation of Prostitution)
In Georgia, solicitation or pandering refers to the act of inducing, encouraging, or promoting the prostitution of another person. This can include activities such as recruiting, transporting, or harboring individuals for the purpose of prostitution, as well as offering or agreeing to pay for sexual services.
It is important to note that in Georgia, as in other states, 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.
O.C.G.A. § 16-6-12 (2021) - Pandering
Georgia Code O.C.G.A. § 16-6-12 (2021) specifically addresses the offense of Pandering (Solicitation of Prostitution). The following is the actual law for the offense of Pandering as it is written.
- A person commits the offense of pandering when he or she solicits a person to perform an act of prostitution in his or her own behalf or in behalf of a third person or when he or she knowingly assembles persons at a fixed place for the purpose of being solicited by others to perform an act of prostitution.
Punishments & Consequences
Pandering in Georgia is classified as a misdemeanor. Potential consequences are up to one year in jail a $1,000 fine. If a minor (under age of 18) is involved, pandering is classified as a felony and can result in up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
O.C.G.A. § 16-6-14 (2010) - Pandering by Compulsion
Georgia Code O.C.G.A. § 16-6-14 (2010) specifically addresses the offense of Pandering by Compulsion. The following is the actual law for the offense of Pandering by Compulsion as it is written.
- A person commits the offense of pandering by compulsion when he or she by duress or coercion causes a person to perform an act of prostitution and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than ten years.
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