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David N Lesh

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Oregon Promoting and Compelling Prostitution Laws

WHAT IS PROMOTING PROSTITUTION IN OREGON? 

   ORS 167.012 Promoting prostitution.

   (1) A person commits the crime of promoting prostitution if, with intent to promote prostitution, the person knowingly:

    (a) Owns, controls, manages, supervises or otherwise maintains a place of prostitution or a prostitution enterprise; or

    (b) Induces or causes a person to engage in prostitution or to remain in a place of prostitution; or

    (c) Receives or agrees to receive money or other property, other than as a prostitute being compensated for personally rendered prostitution services, pursuant to an agreement or understanding that the money or other property is derived from a prostitution activity; or

    (d) Engages in any conduct that institutes, aids or facilitates an act or enterprise of prostitution.

    (2) Promoting prostitution is a Class C felony. [1971 c.743 §251]

POSSIBLE SENTENCE
Probation Sometimes
Jail Yes, or . . .
Prison Sometimes

WHAT IS COMPELLING PROSTITUTION IN OREGON? 

    ORS 167.017 Compelling prostitution.

   (1) A person commits the crime of compelling prostitution if the person knowingly:

    (a ) Uses force or intimidation to compel another to engage in prostitution;

    (b) Induces or causes a person under 18 years of age to engage in prostitution;

    (c) Aids or facilitates the commission of prostitution by a person under 18 years of age; or

    (d) Induces or causes the spouse, child or stepchild of the person to engage in prostitution.

    (2) Compelling prostitution is a Class B felony.

    (3) In a prosecution under subsection (1)(b) or (c) of this section, the state is not required to prove that the defendant knew the other person was under 18 years of age and it is no defense that the defendant did not know the person’s age or that the defendant reasonably believed the person to be older than 18 years of age. [1971 c.743 §252; 2011 c.334 §1]

POSSIBLE SENTENCE
Prison Usually 75 months


About the Author: 

David Lesh is a Portland attorney emphasizing the defense of serious criminal charges.  He has been a member of the Oregon State Bar since 1990.  Mr. Lesh is a former Multnomah County prosecutor (5 years) and lawyer to the Portland Police Bureau (3 years).  He was named an Oregon Super Lawyer in 2018, 2019, and 2020.  His law practice has an A+ BBB rating.
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