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The DC Code: § 22-1834 Sex trafficking of children.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)
It is unlawful for an individual or a business knowingly to recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain, or maintain by any means a person who will be caused as a result to engage in a commercial sex act knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that the person has not attained the age of 18 years.
In a prosecution under subsection (a) of this section in which the defendant had a reasonable opportunity to observe the person recruited, enticed, harbored, transported, provided, obtained, or maintained, the government need not prove that the defendant knew that the person had not attained the age of 18 years.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For history of Law 18-239, see notes under § 22-1831. DC CODE § 22-1834 Current through December 11, 2012


(Oct. 23, 2010, D.C. Law 18-239, § 104, 57 DCR 5405.)