Sex Crimes such as Prostitution are illegal in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Prostitution is defined under Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Crimes code as a defendant offering, engaging, or agreeing to any sexual acts in exchange for a form of compensation such as money or something else. Individuals who can be accused with this crime can include the alleged prostitute, those paying for the sexual services (Johns), and those who act as middle men "pimps". Child Porngoraphy crimes Offering sexual services is considered a crime, however those paying for these services can also be charged with "solicitation of prostitution". Additionally, prostitutes can be charged with solicitation for trying to get clients. Specifically, the crime of solicitation occurs at the moment two or more parties agree to have sex for the exchange of money, and the prostitute took some step, such as advertising on the internet to try and initiate the agreement.
Sex Crimes such as Prostitution are crimes that we occasionally read about in the paper or see on the news whenever there is a law enforcement sting. Prostitution, unlike almost other crimes, criminalizes the actions of both the prostitute and the individual paying to see the prostitute. Child Porn The Sex Crime of Prostitution can be found in Title 18 of the Pennsylvania crimes code under section 5902. That statute essentially states that a person is guilty of this crime if he or she: works at a establishment that is in existence to offer sexual favors in return for money (such as certain massage parlors) or has sex with individuals as part of a business or is hired to engage in sex with others. Prostitution is graded almost always as a Misdemeanor of the third degree and therefore punishable by a maximum of one year in prison. However, if the accused has been convicted of this crime two times before, then the crime is graded as a Misdemeanor of the second or if it is a fourth lifetime offense then it is a Misdemeanor of the first degree and therefore punishable by a maximum of five years in prison.