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CRIMINAL OFFENSES
(720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012.

720 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Subdiv. 15

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Subdiv. 15 heading)
SUBDIVISION 15. PROSTITUTION OFFENSES
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/11-14

    (720 ILCS 5/11-14) (from Ch. 38, par. 11-14)
    Sec. 11-14. Prostitution.
    (a) Any person who knowingly performs, offers or agrees to perform any act of sexual penetration as defined in Section 11-0.1 of this Code for anything of value, or any touching or fondling of the sex organs of one person by another person, for anything of value, for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification commits an act of prostitution.
    (b) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class A misdemeanor.
    (c) (Blank).
    (c-5) It is an affirmative defense to a charge under this Section that the accused engaged in or performed prostitution as a result of being a victim of involuntary servitude or trafficking in persons as defined in Section 10-9 of this Code.
    (d) Notwithstanding the foregoing, if it is determined, after a reasonable detention for investigative purposes, that a person suspected of or charged with a violation of this Section is a person under the age of 18, that person shall be immune from prosecution for a prostitution offense under this Section, and shall be subject to the temporary protective custody provisions of Sections 2-5 and 2-6 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2-6 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, a law enforcement officer who takes a person under 18 years of age into custody under this Section shall immediately report an allegation of a violation of Section 10-9 of this Code to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services State Central Register, which shall commence an initial investigation into child abuse or child neglect within 24 hours pursuant to Section 7.4 of the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-164, eff. 1-1-14; 98-538, eff. 8-23-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 99-109, eff. 7-22-15.)

720 ILCS 5/11-14.1

    (720 ILCS 5/11-14.1)
    Sec. 11-14.1. Solicitation of a sexual act.
    (a) Any person who offers a person not his or her spouse any money, property, token, object, or article or anything of value for that person or any other person not his or her spouse to perform any act of sexual penetration as defined in Section 11-0.1 of this Code, or any touching or fondling of the sex organs of one person by another person for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification, commits solicitation of a sexual act.
    (b) Sentence. Solicitation of a sexual act is a Class A misdemeanor. Solicitation of a sexual act from a person who is under the age of 18 or who is a person with a severe or profound intellectual disability is a Class 4 felony. If the court imposes a fine under this subsection (b), it shall be collected and distributed to the Specialized Services for Survivors of Human Trafficking Fund in accordance with Section 5-9-1.21 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
    (b-5) It is an affirmative defense to a charge of solicitation of a sexual act with a person who is under the age of 18 or who is a person with a severe or profound intellectual disability that the accused reasonably believed the person was of the age of 18 years or over or was not a person with a severe or profound intellectual disability at the time of the act giving rise to the charge.
    (c) This Section does not apply to a person engaged in prostitution who is under 18 years of age.
    (d) A person cannot be convicted under this Section if the practice of prostitution underlying the offense consists exclusively of the accused's own acts of prostitution under Section 11-14 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 98-1013, eff. 1-1-15; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

720 ILCS 5/11-14.2

    (720 ILCS 5/11-14.2)
    Sec. 11-14.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-1464, eff. 8-20-10. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/11-14.3

    (720 ILCS 5/11-14.3)
    Sec. 11-14.3. Promoting prostitution.
    (a) Any person who knowingly performs any of the following acts commits promoting prostitution:
        (1) advances prostitution as defined in Section
    
11-0.1;
        (2) profits from prostitution by:
            (A) compelling a person to become a prostitute;
            (B) arranging or offering to arrange a situation
        
in which a person may practice prostitution; or
            (C) any means other than those described in
        
subparagraph (A) or (B), including from a person who patronizes a prostitute. This paragraph (C) does not apply to a person engaged in prostitution who is under 18 years of age. A person cannot be convicted of promoting prostitution under this paragraph (C) if the practice of prostitution underlying the offense consists exclusively of the accused's own acts of prostitution under Section 11-14 of this Code.
    (b) Sentence.
        (1) A violation of subdivision (a)(1) is a Class 4
    
felony, unless committed within 1,000 feet of real property comprising a school, in which case it is a Class 3 felony. A second or subsequent violation of subdivision (a)(1), or any combination of convictions under subdivision (a)(1), (a)(2)(A), or (a)(2)(B) and Section 11-14 (prostitution), 11-14.1 (solicitation of a sexual act), 11-14.4 (promoting juvenile prostitution), 11-15 (soliciting for a prostitute), 11-15.1 (soliciting for a juvenile prostitute), 11-16 (pandering), 11-17 (keeping a place of prostitution), 11-17.1 (keeping a place of juvenile prostitution), 11-18 (patronizing a prostitute), 11-18.1 (patronizing a juvenile prostitute), 11-19 (pimping), 11-19.1 (juvenile pimping or aggravated juvenile pimping), or 11-19.2 (exploitation of a child), is a Class 3 felony.
        (2) A violation of subdivision (a)(2)(A) or (a)(2)(B)
    
is a Class 4 felony, unless committed within 1,000 feet of real property comprising a school, in which case it is a Class 3 felony.
        (3) A violation of subdivision (a)(2)(C) is a Class 4
    
felony, unless committed within 1,000 feet of real property comprising a school, in which case it is a Class 3 felony. A second or subsequent violation of subdivision (a)(2)(C), or any combination of convictions under subdivision (a)(2)(C) and subdivision (a)(1), (a)(2)(A), or (a)(2)(B) of this Section (promoting prostitution), 11-14 (prostitution), 11-14.1 (solicitation of a sexual act), 11-14.4 (promoting juvenile prostitution), 11-15 (soliciting for a prostitute), 11-15.1 (soliciting for a juvenile prostitute), 11-16 (pandering), 11-17 (keeping a place of prostitution), 11-17.1 (keeping a place of juvenile prostitution), 11-18 (patronizing a prostitute), 11-18.1 (patronizing a juvenile prostitute), 11-19 (pimping), 11-19.1 (juvenile pimping or aggravated juvenile pimping), or 11-19.2 (exploitation of a child), is a Class 3 felony.
    If the court imposes a fine under this subsection (b), it shall be collected and distributed to the Specialized Services for Survivors of Human Trafficking Fund in accordance with Section 5-9-1.21 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
(Source: P.A. 98-1013, eff. 1-1-15.)

720 ILCS 5/11-14.4

    (720 ILCS 5/11-14.4)
    Sec. 11-14.4. Promoting juvenile prostitution.
    (a) Any person who knowingly performs any of the following acts commits promoting juvenile prostitution:
        (1) advances prostitution as defined in Section
    
11-0.1, where the minor engaged in prostitution, or any person engaged in prostitution in the place, is under 18 years of age or is a person with a severe or profound intellectual disability at the time of the offense;
        (2) profits from prostitution by any means where the
    
prostituted person is under 18 years of age or is a person with a severe or profound intellectual disability at the time of the offense;
        (3) profits from prostitution by any means where the
    
prostituted person is under 13 years of age at the time of the offense;
        (4) confines a child under the age of 18 or a person
    
with a severe or profound intellectual disability against his or her will by the infliction or threat of imminent infliction of great bodily harm or permanent disability or disfigurement or by administering to the child or the person with a severe or profound intellectual disability, without his or her consent or by threat or deception and for other than medical purposes, any alcoholic intoxicant or a drug as defined in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act or the Cannabis Control Act or methamphetamine as defined in the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act and:
            (A) compels the child or the person with a severe
        
or profound intellectual disability to engage in prostitution;
            (B) arranges a situation in which the child or
        
the person with a severe or profound intellectual disability may practice prostitution; or
            (C) profits from prostitution by the child or the
        
person with a severe or profound intellectual disability.
    (b) For purposes of this Section, administering drugs, as defined in subdivision (a)(4), or an alcoholic intoxicant to a child under the age of 13 or a person with a severe or profound intellectual disability shall be deemed to be without consent if the administering is done without the consent of the parents or legal guardian or if the administering is performed by the parents or legal guardian for other than medical purposes.
    (c) If the accused did not have a reasonable opportunity to observe the prostituted person, it is an affirmative defense to a charge of promoting juvenile prostitution, except for a charge under subdivision (a)(4), that the accused reasonably believed the person was of the age of 18 years or over or was not a person with a severe or profound intellectual disability at the time of the act giving rise to the charge.
    (d) Sentence. A violation of subdivision (a)(1) is a Class 1 felony, unless committed within 1,000 feet of real property comprising a school, in which case it is a Class X felony. A violation of subdivision (a)(2) is a Class 1 felony. A violation of subdivision (a)(3) is a Class X felony. A violation of subdivision (a)(4) is a Class X felony, for which the person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 6 years and not more than 60 years. A second or subsequent violation of subdivision (a)(1), (a)(2), or (a)(3), or any combination of convictions under subdivision (a)(1), (a)(2), or (a)(3) and Sections 11-14 (prostitution), 11-14.1 (solicitation of a sexual act), 11-14.3 (promoting prostitution), 11-15 (soliciting for a prostitute), 11-15.1 (soliciting for a juvenile prostitute), 11-16 (pandering), 11-17 (keeping a place of prostitution), 11-17.1 (keeping a place of juvenile prostitution), 11-18 (patronizing a prostitute), 11-18.1 (patronizing a juvenile prostitute), 11-19 (pimping), 11-19.1 (juvenile pimping or aggravated juvenile pimping), or 11-19.2 (exploitation of a child) of this Code, is a Class X felony.
    (e) Forfeiture. Any person convicted of a violation of this Section that involves promoting juvenile prostitution by keeping a place of juvenile prostitution or convicted of a violation of subdivision (a)(4) is subject to the property forfeiture provisions set forth in Article 124B of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
    (f) For the purposes of this Section, "prostituted person" means any person who engages in, or agrees or offers to engage in, any act of sexual penetration as defined in Section 11-0.1 of this Code for any money, property, token, object, or article or anything of value, or any touching or fondling of the sex organs of one person by another person, for any money, property, token, object, or article or anything of value, for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

720 ILCS 5/11-15

    (720 ILCS 5/11-15) (from Ch. 38, par. 11-15)
    Sec. 11-15. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-1464, eff. 8-20-10. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/11-15.1

    (720 ILCS 5/11-15.1) (from Ch. 38, par. 11-15.1)
    Sec. 11-15.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-227, eff. 1-1-12. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/11-16

    (720 ILCS 5/11-16) (from Ch. 38, par. 11-16)
    Sec. 11-16. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-696, eff. 4-13-00. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/11-17

    (720 ILCS 5/11-17) (from Ch. 38, par. 11-17)
    Sec. 11-17. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-1464, eff. 8-20-10. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/11-17.1

    (720 ILCS 5/11-17.1) (from Ch. 38, par. 11-17.1)
    Sec. 11-17.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-227, eff. 1-1-12. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/11-18

    (720 ILCS 5/11-18) (from Ch. 38, par. 11-18)
    Sec. 11-18. Patronizing a prostitute.
    (a) Any person who knowingly performs any of the following acts with a person not his or her spouse commits patronizing a prostitute:
        (1) Engages in an act of sexual penetration as
    
defined in Section 11-0.1 of this Code with a prostitute; or
        (2) Enters or remains in a place of prostitution with
    
intent to engage in an act of sexual penetration as defined in Section 11-0.1 of this Code; or
        (3) Engages in any touching or fondling with a
    
prostitute of the sex organs of one person by the other person, with the intent to achieve sexual arousal or gratification.
    (b) Sentence.
    Patronizing a prostitute is a Class 4 felony, unless committed within 1,000 feet of real property comprising a school, in which case it is a Class 3 felony. A person convicted of a second or subsequent violation of this Section, or of any combination of such number of convictions under this Section and Sections 11-14 (prostitution), 11-14.1 (solicitation of a sexual act), 11-14.3 (promoting prostitution), 11-14.4 (promoting juvenile prostitution), 11-15 (soliciting for a prostitute), 11-15.1 (soliciting for a juvenile prostitute), 11-16 (pandering), 11-17 (keeping a place of prostitution), 11-17.1 (keeping a place of juvenile prostitution), 11-18.1 (patronizing a juvenile prostitute), 11-19 (pimping), 11-19.1 (juvenile pimping or aggravated juvenile pimping), or 11-19.2 (exploitation of a child) of this Code, is guilty of a Class 3 felony. If the court imposes a fine under this subsection (b), it shall be collected and distributed to the Specialized Services for Survivors of Human Trafficking Fund in accordance with Section 5-9-1.21 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
    (c) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 98-1013, eff. 1-1-15.)

720 ILCS 5/11-18.1

    (720 ILCS 5/11-18.1) (from Ch. 38, par. 11-18.1)
    Sec. 11-18.1. Patronizing a minor engaged in prostitution.
    (a) Any person who engages in an act of sexual penetration as defined in Section 11-0.1 of this Code with a person engaged in prostitution who is under 18 years of age or is a person with a severe or profound intellectual disability commits patronizing a minor engaged in prostitution.
    (a-5) Any person who engages in any touching or fondling, with a person engaged in prostitution who either is under 18 years of age or is a person with a severe or profound intellectual disability, of the sex organs of one person by the other person, with the intent to achieve sexual arousal or gratification, commits patronizing a minor engaged in prostitution.
    (b) It is an affirmative defense to the charge of patronizing a minor engaged in prostitution that the accused reasonably believed that the person was of the age of 18 years or over or was not a person with a severe or profound intellectual disability at the time of the act giving rise to the charge.
    (c) Sentence. A person who commits patronizing a juvenile prostitute is guilty of a Class 3 felony, unless committed within 1,000 feet of real property comprising a school, in which case it is a Class 2 felony. A person convicted of a second or subsequent violation of this Section, or of any combination of such number of convictions under this Section and Sections 11-14 (prostitution), 11-14.1 (solicitation of a sexual act), 11-14.3 (promoting prostitution), 11-14.4 (promoting juvenile prostitution), 11-15 (soliciting for a prostitute), 11-15.1 (soliciting for a juvenile prostitute), 11-16 (pandering), 11-17 (keeping a place of prostitution), 11-17.1 (keeping a place of juvenile prostitution), 11-18 (patronizing a prostitute), 11-19 (pimping), 11-19.1 (juvenile pimping or aggravated juvenile pimping), or 11-19.2 (exploitation of a child) of this Code, is guilty of a Class 2 felony. The fact of such conviction is not an element of the offense and may not be disclosed to the jury during trial unless otherwise permitted by issues properly raised during such trial.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

720 ILCS 5/11-19

    (720 ILCS 5/11-19) (from Ch. 38, par. 11-19)
    Sec. 11-19. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-1464, eff. 8-20-10. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/11-19.1

    (720 ILCS 5/11-19.1) (from Ch. 38, par. 11-19.1)
    Sec. 11-19.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-227, eff. 1-1-12. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/11-19.2

    (720 ILCS 5/11-19.2) (from Ch. 38, par. 11-19.2)
    Sec. 11-19.2. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-227, eff. 1-1-12. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)

720 ILCS 5/11-19.3

    (720 ILCS 5/11-19.3)
    Sec. 11-19.3. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 97-333, eff. 8-12-11. Repealed by P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)