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California's Prostitution Laws
California's Prostitution Laws

Each state has enacted laws against prostitution and solicitation. In California, prostitution and solicitation are criminalized under Section 647(b) of the California Penal Code. Under Sec. 647(b), anyone age 18 or older commits a misdemeanor offense if they: Solicit ...

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Blog posts in Soliciting Prostitution

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    You would be hard-pressed to find a prostitute who said she dreamt of being a prostitute as a child. In the vast majority of cases, women from broken ...

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  • What Counts as a Crime Against Society?

    When you hear the term, “crimes against the society,” what types of images come to mind? Public intoxication, gambling, prostitution, spousal abuse ? ...

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  • Prostitution of Children: A Federal Crime

    In San Francisco, Oakland, and the East Bay, human trafficking is big business. Since human traffickers do not discriminate between a 14-year-old ...

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  • Undercover Vice Operations in the East Bay

    When you heard the word “vice,” what often comes to mind is an array of alluring, yet forbidden activities that are bad habits, immoral, or illegal – ...

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    The Bay Area exemplifies money, affluence and power. Just take a look at San Francisco’s newly renovated streets, the new Bay Bridge and the latest ...

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  • Prostitution & Solicitation Charges in California

    Despite the fact that prostitution involves “consent” between the prostitute and the customer, it is still a criminal act that is aggressively ...

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  • California Spa Busted for Prostitution

    A 54-year old Asian masseuse was arrested for solicitation of prostitution by Oakdale police in May after a successful undercover sting at Island Spa. ...

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  • Human Trafficking is California's Problem Too

    Most people assume that human sex trafficking is only a problem in other countries- third world nations and places you’ve never heard of, or can’t ...

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  • Former President Carter Argues to Decriminalize Prostitutes - Not Prostitution

    Former President Jimmy Carter believes that prostitution is gender-based violence and that it must be stopped. He also believes that prostitutes ...

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