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740 ILCS 128/25
(740 ILCS 128/25)
(a) It is not a defense to an action brought under this Act that:
(1) the victim of the sex trade, involuntary
servitude, or human trafficking and the defendant had a marital or consenting sexual relationship;
(2) the defendant is related to the victim of the sex
trade, involuntary servitude, or human trafficking by blood or marriage, or has lived with the defendant in any formal or informal household arrangement;
(3) the victim of the sex trade, involuntary
servitude, or human trafficking was paid or otherwise compensated for sex trade activity, human, or other services;
(4) the victim of the sex trade engaged in sex trade
activity or had been subjected to involuntary servitude or human trafficking prior to any involvement with the defendant;
(5) the victim of the sex trade, involuntary
servitude, or human trafficking made no attempt to escape, flee, or otherwise terminate contact with the defendant;
(6) the victim of the sex trade, involuntary
servitude, or human trafficking consented to engage in acts of the sex trade, human, or other services;
(7) it was a single incident of activity;
(8) there was no physical contact involved; or
(9) a defendant has been acquitted or has not been
investigated, arrested, prosecuted, or convicted under the Criminal Code of 2012 or has been convicted of a different offense for the conduct that is alleged to give rise to liability under this Act.
(b) Any illegality of the sex trade activity, human, or services on the part of the victim of the sex trade, involuntary servitude, or human trafficking shall not be an affirmative defense to any action brought under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-939, eff. 1-1-19