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How is "Sexual Exploitation" Defined in Seattle, Washington?

Solicitation of a prostitute involves individuals agreeing to exchange something of value for sex. The agreement can be implied or explicit. In 2015, Seattle changed the name “patronizing a prostitute” to “sexual exploitation.”

When is a Person Guilty of Sexual Exploitation in Seattle?

To be guilty of sexual exploitation, the City must prove that the defendant:

Does “Sexual Conduct” Refer to Sexual Intercourse?

Yes, but it also refers to any type of sexual activity requested. 

What is a “Patronizing a Prostitute” Charge? 

A charge of patronizing a prostitution is Washington State’s version of Seattle’s sexual exploitation charge. A defendant is guilty of the state’s crime when they: 

What is the Punishment for Sexual Exploitation and Patronizing a Prostitute?

Since the crimes only differ in name, they are both simple misdemeanors. This means a defendant faces up to 90 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. 

Will I Face Any Other Penalties if Convicted of Sexual Exploitation?

Yes. Seattle requires everyone convicted of the crime to provide a DNA sample for analysis and pay a $100 fee for the analysis. Other penalties may require the defendant to:

Should I Contact a Lawyer about My Case?

Yes, a charge of sexual exploitation may have long-term repercussions. It is in your best interest to contact a criminal lawyer immediately about your case. 

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Last Modified: 08-03-2016 11:03 AM PDT

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