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Prostitution

A prostitute is a person who offers his or her body for fee or reward.

[Summary Offences Act 1953 (SA) s 4]

Soliciting

A person who, in a public place or within the sight or hearing of any person in a public place, accosts or solicits a person for the purpose of prostitution; or loiters in a public place for that purpose, is guilty of an offence.

Maximum penalty: $750

[Summary Offences Act 1953 (SA) s 25]

Employment for prostitution

A person who employs or engages another as a prostitute is also guitly of an offence. This includes advertising or otherwise attempting to persuade another person to work for them as a prostitute.

Maximum penalty:

First offence: $1 250 or 3 months imprisonment

Subsequent offence: $2 500 or 6 months imprisonment

[Summary Offences Act 1953 (SA) s 25A]

Living on the earnings of prostitution

A person who knowingly lives, wholly or in part, on the earnings of the prostitution of another person is guilty of an offence. The fact that a person lives with, or is habitually in the company of, a prostitute and apparently has no other lawful means of support is enough proof for this offence unless the person can prove otherwise.

Maximum penalty: $2 500 or 6 months imprisonment

[Summary Offences Act 1953 (SA) s 26]

Brothels

A person who keeps or manages a brothel, or who receives money paid in a brothel for prostitution, is guilty of an offence.

Maximum penalty:

First offence: $1 250 or 3 months imprisonment

Subsequent offence: $2 500 or 6 months imprisonment

[Summary Offences Act 1953 (SA) s 28]

Leasing accommodation for brothel

A person who lets or sublets premises knowing that the premises are to be used as a brothel, or who permits the premises to be used as a brothel, is guilty of an offence.

Maximum penalty:

First offence: $1 250 or 3 months imprisonment

Subsequent offence: $2 500 or 6 months imprisonment

[Summary Offences Act 1953 (SA) s 29]

Prostitution  :  Last Revised: Fri Aug 15th 2014
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