Los Angeles Child Prostitution Attorney

Incidents of child sex abuse often arise in the illegal prostitution industry. Any person charged with soliciting or engaging in acts of prostitution involving a person under the age of 18 could face serious consequences. At Okabe & Haushalter, our Los Angeles child prostitution defense attorneys are ready to provide a vigorous defense on your behalf. Our team will conduct a complete investigation into your case in an effort to get the charges against you reduced or dismissed altogether.

What California law says about child prostitution

Under Penal Code 647(b) PC, it is illegal to engage in or solicit prostitution of any kind. This is defined as offering to pay or accept money or anything else of value in exchange for a sexual act. While California’s prostitution laws do not specifically say anything about engaging in prostitution with a person under the age of 18, these offenses would fall under this Penal Code.

Additionally, there are various other parts of the California Penal Code that make it illegal to engage in sexual activity with a person under the age of 18. This includes:

Penal Code 288 PC.
This makes it a crime to commit a lewd or lascivious act on a child under the age of 16.
Penal Code 288a PC.
This makes it a crime for a person to perform oral sex acts on a child under the age of 18.
Penal Code 288.3 PC.
This makes it illegal for a person to contact a minor with the intention to commit a felony.
Penal Code 288.4 PC.
This makes it a crime to arrange a meeting with a minor with the intention of engaging in various sexual conduct.
Penal Code 647.6 PC.
This law covers the molestation of a child under the age of 18.
Penal Code 261.5 PC.
This law defines various unlawful sex with a minor, which takes place when a person engages in sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 18.

Those accused of soliciting prostitution in California are generally charged with a misdemeanor that is punishable by up to six months in county jail. However, sexual offenses involving minors can result in more serious misdemeanor charges or felony charges. Engaging in prostitution without a person under the age of 18 could result in significant time in state prison as well as a requirement to register as a sex offender upon conviction.

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If you or somebody you love has been charged with engaging in prostitution with a child under the age of 18, you need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. At Okabe & Haushalter, our qualified and experienced attorneys will conduct a complete investigation into your case. Our job is to provide a vigorous defense on your behalf when you are going up against aggressive prosecutors. Let our Los Angeles child prostitution defense attorneys get to work on your case today. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case today by clicking here or calling 310-430-7799.