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9.68A.090  <<  9.68A.100 >>   9.68A.101

RCW 9.68A.100

Commercial sexual abuse of a minor — Penalties — Consent of minor does not constitute defense.

(1) A person is guilty of commercial sexual abuse of a minor if:

     (a) He or she pays a fee to a minor or a third person as compensation for a minor having engaged in sexual conduct with him or her;

     (b) He or she pays or agrees to pay a fee to a minor or a third person pursuant to an understanding that in return therefore such minor will engage in sexual conduct with him or her; or

     (c) He or she solicits, offers, or requests to engage in sexual conduct with a minor in return for a fee.

     (2) Commercial sexual abuse of a minor is a class B felony punishable under chapter 9A.20 RCW.

     (3) In addition to any other penalty provided under chapter 9A.20 RCW, a person guilty of commercial sexual abuse of a minor is subject to the provisions under RCW 9A.88.130 and 9A.88.140.

     (4) Consent of a minor to the sexual conduct does not constitute a defense to any offense listed in this section.

     (5) For purposes of this section, "sexual conduct" means sexual intercourse or sexual contact, both as defined in chapter 9A.44 RCW.

[2013 c 302 § 2; 2010 c 289 § 13; 2007 c 368 § 2; 1999 c 327 § 4; 1989 c 32 § 8; 1984 c 262 § 9.]

Notes:

     Effective date -- 2013 c 302: See note following RCW 9.68A.090.

     Findings -- Intent -- 1999 c 327: See note following RCW 9A.88.130.

Additional requirements: RCW 9A.88.130.

Vehicle impoundment: RCW 9A.88.140.