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The DC Code: § 22-2708 Causing spouse or domestic partner to live in prostitution.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)

Any person who by force, fraud, intimidation, or threats, places or leaves, or procures any other person or persons to place or leave, a spouse or domestic partner in a house of prostitution, or to lead a life of prostitution, shall be guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be imprisoned not less than one year nor more than 10 years.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-2708. 1973 Ed., § 22-2708. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 16-306 substituted "spouse or domestic partner" for "spouse". Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 214(d) of Omnibus Public Safety Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-445, July 19, 2006, 53 DCR 6443). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 214(d) of Omnibus Public Safety Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-490, October 18, 2006, 53 DCR 8686). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 214(d) of Omnibus Public Safety Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-10, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1479). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 214(d) of Omnibus Public Safety Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-25, April 19, 2007, 54 DCR 4036). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 10-119, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-2704. Law 11-275, the "Second Criminal Code Technical Amendments Act of 1996," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 11-909, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 7, 1996, and December 3, 1996, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 24, 1996, it was assigned Act No. 11-520 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 11-275 became effective on June 3, 1997. For Law 16-306, see notes following § 22-404. DC CODE § 22-2708 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(June 25, 1910, 36 Stat. 833, ch. 404, § 4; May 21, 1994, D.C. Law 10-119, § 12(d), 41 DCR 1639; June 3, 1997, D.C. Law 11-275, § 6, 44 DCR 1408; Apr. 24, 2007, D.C. Law 16-306, § 214(d), 53 DCR 8610.)