Since there seems to be such a fine line separating escorting from prostitution, I reached out to a local attorney here in the Portland, OR area to help clarify a few things. Mr. Shanon Gray is an attorney at Gray Law, a Portland, OR-based firm that handles criminal defense cases, including prostitution. Continue reading
Beginning in 2009, Oregon state law required that all individuals seeking a massage therapy license must undergo criminal background checks in order to obtain eligibility for licensure. Continue reading
Oregon, nicknamed the Beaver State, divides its laws prohibiting prostitution and related crimes into three separate distinctions. The three divisions are: prostitution, promotion and compulsion. Offenses in Oregon are taken very seriously with potential fines being high and imprisonment sentences being lengthy.