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18-7-205. Patronizing a prostitute.

Statute text

(1) Any person who performs any of the following with a person not his spouse commits patronizing a prostitute:

(a) Engages in an act of sexual intercourse or of deviate sexual conduct with a prostitute; or

(b) Enters or remains in a place of prostitution with intent to engage in an act of sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct.

(2) Patronizing a prostitute is a petty offense. A person who is convicted of patronizing a prostitute may be required to pay a fine of not more than five thousand dollars in addition to any penalty imposed by the court pursuant to section 18-1.3-401 or 18-1.3-503, which additional fine shall be transferred to the state treasurer, who shall transfer the same to the prostitution enforcement cash fund created in section 24-33.5-513.


Source: L. 71: R&RE, p. 452, 1. C.R.S. 1963: 40-7-205. L. 2005: (2) amended, p. 1332, 1, effective July 1. L. 2011: (2) amended, (SB 11-085), ch. 257, p. 1129, 5, effective August 10. L. 2021: (2) amended, (SB 21-271), ch. 462, p. 3194, 267, effective March 1, 2022.


Cross references: For the legislative declaration in the 2011 act amending subsection (2), see section 1 of chapter 257, Session Laws of Colorado 2011.