Crimes Against Nature By Solicitation — Louisiana Law

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Crime against Nature By Solicitation La.R.S. 14:89.2

 

Crime against nature by solicitation is the solicitation by a human being of another with the intent to engage in any unnatural carnal copulation for compensation.

Whoever violates the provisions of this Section, on a first conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $500 hundred dollars, imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both.

Whoever violates the provisions of this Section, on a second or subsequent conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than two hundred fifty dollars and not more than two thousand dollars, imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than two years, or both.

Whoever violates the provisions of this Section, when the person being solicited is under the age of 18 years, shall be fined not more than fifty thousand dollars, imprisoned at hard labor for not less than 15 years nor more than 50 years, or both.

 

Person Solicited Is Under Age 14

 

Whoever violates the provisions of this Section, when the person being solicited is under the age of 14 years, shall be fined not more than seventy-five thousand dollars, imprisoned at hard labor for not less than 25 years nor more than 50 years, or both.  Twenty-five years of the sentence imposed shall be without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

A violation of this provision shall be considered a sex offense and the offender shall be required to register as a sex offender.

 

(1)  It shall be an affirmative defense to prosecution for a violation of this Section that, during the time of the alleged commission of the offense, the defendant was a victim of trafficking of children for sexual purposes as provided in R.S. 14:46.3(E).

(2)  Lack of knowledge of the age of the person being solicited shall not be a defense.

(3)  It shall not be a defense that the person being solicited consented to the activity prohibited by this Section.

(4)  It shall not be a defense that the person being solicited is actually a law enforcement officer or peace officer acting within the official scope of his duties.

 

If you or a loved one has been arrested for Crimes Against Nature, contact Elizabeth B Carpenter New Orleans Prostitution Defense Attorney.

 

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