Baton Rouge City Court - Prostitution Charges

Misdemeanor Prostitution Defense Attorney

The listed criminal Prostitution charges below are the offenses prosecuted in Baton Rouge City Court. They are all misdemeanor offenses. Felonies are prosecuted in District Court. Mr. Barkemeyer is skilled and experienced at handling misdemeanors is Baton Rouge City Court. Contact him at (225) 964-6720 if you or someone you know has a criminal charge in City Court.

Sec. 13:82. Prostitution; definition; penalties.

(a)

Prostitution is:

(1)

The practice by a person of indiscriminate sexual intercourse with others for compensation.

(2)

The solicitation by one person of another with the intent to engage in indiscriminate sexual intercourse with the latter for compensation.

(b)

Whoever commits the crime of prostitution shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or be imprisoned for not more than six (6) months, or both.

(c)

If the offense occurred as a result of a solicitation by the offender while the offender was located on a public road or highway, or the sidewalk, walkway, or public servitude thereof, the court shall sentence the offender to imprisonment for a minimum of ninety (90) days. If a portion of the sentence is suspended, the court may place the offender upon supervised probation if the offender agrees, as a condition of probation, to perform two hundred forty (240) hours of community service work collecting or picking up litter and trash on the public roads, streets, and highways, under conditions specified by the court. The mandatory minimum shall not be suspended unless the community service conditions are agreed to.

(Ord. No. 8763, § 2, 10-12-88; Ord. No. 15072, § 1, 1-26-11)

State law reference— Similar provisions, R.S. 14:82.

 

Sec. 13:83. Soliciting for prostitutes.

Soliciting for prostitutes is the soliciting, inviting, inducing, directing or transporting of a person to any place with the intention of promoting prostitution.

Whoever commits the crime of soliciting for prostitutes shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), imprisoned for not more than six (6) months, or both.

(Ord. No. 8763, § 2, 10-12-88)

State law reference— Similar provisions, R.S. 14:83.

 

Sec. 13:83.3. Prostitution by massage.

(a)

Prostitution by massage is the erotic stimulation of the genital organs of another by any masseur, masseuse, or any other person, whether resulting in orgasm or not, by instrumental manipulation, touching with the hands, or other bodily contact exclusive of sexual intercourse or unnatural carnal copulation, when done for money.

(b)

As used in this section, the term:

(1)

Masseur means a male who practices massages or physiotherapy, or both.

(2)

Masseuse means a female who practices massage or physiotherapy, or both.

(c)

Whoever commits the crime of prostitution by massage shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisoned not more than six (6) months, or both.

(Ord. No. 8763, § 2, 10-12-88)

Cross reference— Sexual conduct in massage establishments prohibited, § 9:1115.

State law reference— Similar provisions, R.S. 14:83.3.

 

Sec. 13:83.4. Massage; sexual conduct prohibited.

(a)

It shall be unlawful for any masseur, masseuse, or any other person, while in a massage parlor or any other enterprise used as a massage parlor, by stimulation in an erotic manner, to:

(1)

Expose, touch, caress, or fondle the genitals, anus, or pubic hairs of any person or the nipples of the female breast; or

(2)

To perform any acts of sadomasochistic abuse, flagellation, or torture in the context of sexual conduct.

(b)

Whoever violates this section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisoned for not more than six (6) months, or both.

(Ord. No. 8763, § 2, 10-12-88)

Cross reference— Sexual conduct in massage establishments prohibited, § 9:1115.

State law reference— Similar provisions, R.S. 14:83.4.

 

Sec. 13:85. Letting premises for prostitution.

Letting premises for prostitution is the granting of the right to use or the leasing of any premises, knowing that they are to be used for the practice of prostitution, or allowing the continued use of the premises with such knowledge.

Whoever commits the crime of letting premises for prostitution shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisoned for not more than six (6) months, or both.

(City Code 1951, Title 13, § 34; Ord. No. 8763, § 2, 10-12-88)

State law reference— Similar provisions, R.S. 14:85.

 

Sec. 13:86. Escort services.

(a)

Definitions.

Escort means any person who provides social companionship to other persons for compensation or anything of value.

Escort service means any firm, company, partnership or corporation, or any person engaged, as a business, in the provision of escorts to any person for remuneration or for anything of value.

Operate includes but is not limited to advertisement of the escort service.

Social companionship means the accompanying of other persons to or about social affairs, as a date or escort, for purposes of entertainment.

(b)

Exceptions. The provisions of this section do not apply to individuals and businesses providing caretaking to minors and/or the infirm.

(c)

Violation; penalties. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate an escort service. Whoever commits the crime of operating an escort service shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisoned for not more than six (6) months or both.

(Ord. No. 10019, § 2, 9-14-94)

 

 

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