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740 ILCS 128/15

    (740 ILCS 128/15)
    Sec. 15. Cause of action.
    (a) Violations of this Act are actionable in civil court.
    (b) A victim of the sex trade has a cause of action against a person or entity who:
        (1) recruits, profits from, or maintains the victim
    
in any sex trade act;
        (2) intentionally abuses, as defined in Section 103
    
of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986, or causes bodily harm, as defined in Section 11-0.1 of the Criminal Code of 2012, to the victim in any sex trade act; or
        (3) knowingly advertises or publishes advertisements
    
for purposes of recruitment into sex trade activity.
    (c) This Section shall not be construed to create liability to any person or entity who provides goods or services to the general public, who also provides those goods or services to persons who would be liable under subsection (b) of this Section, absent a showing that the person or entity either:
        (1) knowingly markets or provides its goods or
    
services primarily to persons or entities liable under subsection (b) of this Section;
        (2) knowingly receives a higher level of compensation
    
from persons or entities liable under subsection (b) of this Section than it generally receives from customers; or
        (3) supervises or exercises control over persons or
    
entities liable under subsection (b) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)