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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure


Subchapter 002 : PROSTITUTION

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 2637)
  • § 2637. Appropriating or levying upon earnings of prostitute

    (a) A person shall not:

    (1) hold, detain, or restrain a person in a house of prostitution for the purpose of compelling such person, directly or indirectly, by the person's voluntary or involuntary service or labor, to pay, liquidate, or cancel a debt, dues, or obligations incurred or claimed to have been incurred in such house of prostitution; or

    (2) accept, receive, levy, or appropriate money or other valuable thing from the proceeds or earnings of a person engaged in prostitution.

    (b) An acceptance, receipt, levy, or appropriation of such money or valuable thing shall be presumptive evidence of lack of consideration.

    (c) A person who violates a provision of this section shall be punished as provided in section 2635 of this title. (Amended 2001, No. 49, § 17.)