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SECTION 230.34-A
Sex trafficking of a child
§ 230.34-a Sex trafficking of a child.

1. A person is guilty of sex trafficking of a child when he or she,
being twenty-one years old or more, intentionally advances or profits
from prostitution of another person and such person is a child less than
eighteen years old. Knowledge by the defendant of the age of such child
is not an element of this offense and it is not a defense to a
prosecution therefor that the defendant did not know the age of the
child or believed such age to be eighteen or over.

2. For purposes of this section:

(a) A person "advances prostitution" when, acting other than as a
person in prostitution or as a patron thereof, and with intent to cause
prostitution, he or she directly engages in conduct that facilitates an
act or enterprise of prostitution.

(b) A person "profits from prostitution" when, acting other than as a
person in prostitution receiving compensation for personally rendered
prostitution services, and with intent to facilitate prostitution, he or
she accepts or receives money or other property pursuant to an agreement
or understanding with any person whereby he or she participates in the
proceeds of prostitution activity.

Sex trafficking of a child is a class B felony.