In Georgia, prostitution is the exchange of sexual activity for money or other forms of payment. It is a crime in Georgia to engage in prostitution or to offer or agree to engage in prostitution. Prostitution is typically classified as a misdemeanor offense in Georgia and is punishable by imprisonment and fines. However, if the person being solicited is under the age of 18, the offense may be charged as a felony, which carries more severe penalties. Prostitution may also be charged as a felony if the perpetrator is a repeat offender or if the solicitation involves the use of force, coercion, or threats.
In Georgia, prostitution is generally defined as the exchange of sexual services for money or other compensation. Both the person offering the sexual services and the person paying for them can be charged with the crime of prostitution. Prostitution is often associated with exploitation, abuse, and other forms of criminal activity, and many governments and communities consider it to be a public health and moral issue.
Georgia Code O.C.G.A. § 16-6-9 (2021) specifically addresses the offense of prostitution. The following is the actual law § 16-6-9 (2021) as it is written.
Operating a place of prostitution, also known as a brothel, is a criminal offense in Georgia. Anyone charged with this offense may be charged with related crimes including other forms of illegal activity, such as human trafficking or drug offenses.
Georgia Code O.C.G.A. § 16-6-10 (2021) specifically addresses the offense of keeping a place of prostitution. The following is the actual law § 16-6-10 (2021) as it is written.
In Georgia, pimping is the act of receiving money or other forms of payment in exchange for facilitating or promoting the prostitution of another person. It is a crime in Georgia to engage in pimping or to receive money or other forms of payment in exchange for facilitating or promoting the prostitution of another person. Pimping is typically classified as a felony offense in Georgia and is punishable by imprisonment and fines.
Georgia Code O.C.G.A. § 16-6-11 (2021) specifically addresses the offense of pimping. The following is the actual law § 16-6-11 (2021)as it is written.
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