Promoting travel for commercial sexual abuse of a minor — Penalty — Consent of minor does not constitute defense.
(1) A person commits the offense of promoting travel for commercial sexual abuse of a minor if he or she knowingly sells or offers to sell travel services that include or facilitate travel for the purpose of engaging in what would be commercial sexual abuse of a minor or promoting commercial sexual abuse of a minor, if occurring in this state.
(2) Promoting travel for commercial sexual abuse of a minor is a class C felony.
(3) Consent of a minor to the travel for commercial sexual abuse, or the sexually explicit act or sexual conduct itself, does not constitute a defense to any offense listed in this section.
(4) For purposes of this section, "travel services" has the same meaning as defined in RCW 19.138.021.
[2013 c 302 § 4; 2007 c 368 § 5.]
| Effective date -- 2013 c 302: See note following RCW 9.68A.090.|