Current through 2021-2022, ch. 1146
Section 39-13-515 - [As Amended by2022Tenn. Acts, ch.1089]Promoting prostitution - Unacceptable defenses(a) A person commits an offense under this section: (1) Who promotes prostitution; or(2) Who promotes prostitution where the subject of the offense is a law enforcement officer or is a law enforcement officer eighteen (18) years of age or older posing as a minor.(b) Except as provided in subsection (c), promoting prostitution is a Class E felony.(c) Promoting prostitution of a person more than twelve (12) years of age but less than eighteen (18) years of age or a person with an intellectual disability as defined in§ 33-1101 is a Class A felony.(d) It is not a defense to a violation of this section that: (1) The subject of the offense is a law enforcement officer;(2) The victim of the offense is a minor and consented to the offense; or(3) The solicitation was unsuccessful, the conduct solicited was not engaged in, or a law enforcement officer could not engage in the solicited offense.Amended by 2022 Tenn. Acts, ch. 1089,s 6, eff. 7/1/2022.Amended by 2019 Tenn. Acts, ch. 123,s 6, eff. 7/1/2019.Amended by 2019 Tenn. Acts, ch. 123,s 5, eff. 7/1/2019.Amended by 2018 Tenn. Acts, ch. 1019,s 1, eff. 7/1/2018.Amended by 2014 Tenn. Acts, ch. 646,s 1, eff. 7/1/2014.Amended by 2013 Tenn. Acts, ch. 485,s 1, eff. 7/1/2013.Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 1; 2011, ch. 377, § 4.This section is set out more than once due to postponed, multiple, or conflicting amendments.