Some common prostitution crimes in Louisiana include:
- Pandering (also known as "pimping");
- Promoting prostitution;
- Enticing persons in to prostitution; and,
- Letting premises.
More thorough descriptions of the prostitution-related offenses are as follows:
It is illegal for any person over seventeen to engage in sexual intercourse with any person under the age of eighteen who is practicing prostitution when the age difference is greater than two years between the two persons.
It is also a crime for any parent or tutor, of a person under eighteen, to knowingly consent to the minor's entrance in the practice of prostitution. An alleged offender cannot use lack of knowledge about the person's age or consent as a defense against this charge. Soliciting a prostitute:
"the soliciting, inviting, inducing, directing, or transporting a person to any place with the intention of promoting prostitution." Inciting prostitution:
the aiding, abetting, or assisting in an enterprise in which customers are charged a fee for services that include prostitution, when the person knows or when a reasonable person in such position should know that his/her actions is for prostitution, and when the proceeded are to be in any way divided for their actions . Promoting prostitution:
the knowing and willful control, supervision, or management of an enterprise for profit. The enterprise entails customers being charged a fee for services which include prostitution, regardless of what portion of the fee is actually for the prostitution services. Enticing persons into prostitution:
when an individual over the age of seventeen entices, places, persuades, encourages, or causes the entrance of another, under 21 years of age, into the practice of prostitution, either by force, threats, promises, or by any other device or scheme. Lack of knowledge of the other person's age is again prohibited as a defense.
It is a crime to maintain, operate, knowingly own, or assist in the operation of a place of prostitution.