Oklahoma prostitution law

Oklahoma’s laws prohibiting prostitution and related offenses are relatively standard, especially when compared to other states in the U.S. All acts of prostitution, lewdness and assignment are prohibited, along with other crimes that promote, aid or facilitate prostitution. Although each offense is considered a misdemeanor, jail or prison time may be a result of convictions.

Oklahoma defines prostitution as the giving or receiving of one’s body for sexual intercourse (or other sexual acts and behavior) in exchange for a fee, money or other items of value. The law does specify that the sexual act is performed with someone other than the offender’s spouse.

According to the laws, it is unlawful to engage in prostitution; solicit, entice, induce or procure another person to commit prostitution with the solicitor, enticer or inducer; reside in or enter a house of prostitution with the intent to commit an act of prostitution; or to aid or help facilitate any of the previous offenses.

As a misdemeanor, charges of prostitution will receive a sentence of jail time from 30 days to 1 year and/or a fine up to $2,500 for the first offense. The second offense gets a defendant the same jail time with an increased fine up to $5,000. Third conviction and beyond earns the same imprisonment with fines up to $7,500 per offense.

Any act of prostitution that is committed with the knowledge of having an HIV infection is a felony and punishable with a prison term up to 5 years.

The laws in Oklahoma prohibit maintaining, setting up or supervising a house, building, structure, trailer or other conveyance that is used for the purpose of committing acts of prostitution. Anyone who owns or allows a house to be rented for the purpose of prostitution is breaking the law, as well. Another law supported by Oklahoma statutes that forbid houses of prostitution is the disorderly house law. It designates a fine of up to $5,000 for any place that disturbs the comfort, peace or decency of a neighborhood.

Transportation or direction to a specified location for the purpose of prostitution or lewdness is illegal and considered a misdemeanor.

Pimping, or receiving money or proceeds from acts of prostitution, are against the law in Oklahoma, as well.

Any of these crimes of prostitution that are committed near a school or church receive stricter penalties than previously described.

The following Nevada counties have their own laws and regulations on prostitution:

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Prostitution laws in Canada