Title 76 - Utah Criminal Code - Chapter 10 - Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, Welfare, and Morals - Part 13 - Prostitution - Section 1303 - Patronizing a prostitute.


Published: 2018-05-08

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Effective 5/8/2018 76-10-1303 Patronizing a prostitute. (1) An individual is guilty of patronizing a prostitute when the individual:

(a) pays or offers or agrees to pay a prostitute, or an individual the actor believes to be a prostitute, a fee, or the functional equivalent of a fee, for the purpose of engaging in an act of sexual activity; or

(b) enters or remains in a place of prostitution for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity. (2) Patronizing a prostitute is a class A misdemeanor, except as provided in Subsection (3), (4), or

(5) and Section 76-10-1309. (3) A violation of this section that is preceded by a conviction under this section or a conviction

under local ordinance adopted under Section 76-10-1307 is a class A misdemeanor. (4) A third violation of this section or a local ordinance adopted under Section 76-10-1307 is a third

degree felony. (5) If the patronizing of a prostitute under Subsection (1)(a) involves a child as the other individual,

a violation of Subsection (1)(a) is a third degree felony. (6) Upon a conviction for a violation of this section, the court shall order the maximum fine amount

and may not waive or suspend the fine.

Amended by Chapter 308, 2018 General Session