Prostitution Charges Glossary

Business of prostitution: any arrangement between or organization of two or more persons, acting other than as prostitutes or patrons, who commit prostitution.

Patron: an individual who engages in prostitution by hiring, offering to hire, or agreeing to hire another individual to engage in sexual penetration or sexual contact.

Place of prostitution: a house or other place where prostitution is practiced.

Prostitute: an individual who engages in prostitution by being hired, offering to be hired, or agreeing to be hired by another individual to engage in sexual penetration or sexual contact.

Prostitution: hiring, offering to hire, or agreeing to hire another individual to engage in sexual penetration or sexual contact, or being hired, offering to be hired, or agreeing to be hired by another individual to engage in sexual penetration or sexual contact.

Sexual contact: the intentional touching by an individual of a prostitute’s intimate parts or intentional touching by a prostitute of another individual’s intimate part for the purpose of satisfying sexual impulses.

Sexual penetration: sexual intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio, anal intercourse, or any intrusion however slight into the genital or anal openings of an individual’s body by any part of another individual’s body or any object used for the purpose of satisfying sexual impulses. Emission of semen is not necessary.

Public place: a public street or sidewalk, a pedestrian skyway system, a hotel, motel, steam room, sauna, massage parlor, shopping mall and other public shopping areas, or other place of public accommodation, a place licensed to sell intoxicating liquor, wine, nonintoxicating malt beverages, or food, or a motor vehicle located on a public street, alley, or parking lot ordinarily used by or available to the public though not used as a matter of right and a driveway connecting such a parking lot with a street or highway.