Terms Used In Kansas Statutes 21-6420

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Kansas Statutes 77-201
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Kansas Statutes 77-201

(a) Promoting the sale of sexual relations is knowingly:

(1) Establishing, owning, maintaining or managing any property, whether real or personal, where sexual relations are being sold or offered for sale by a person who is 18 years of age or older, or participating in the establishment, ownership, maintenance or management thereof;

(2) permitting any property, whether real or personal, partially or wholly owned or controlled by the defendant to be used as a place where sexual relations are being sold or offered for sale by a person who is 18 years of age or older;

(3) procuring a person selling sexual relations who is 18 years of age or older for a place where sexual relations are being sold or offered for sale;

(4) inducing another who is 18 years of age or older to become a person who sells sexual relations;

(5) soliciting a patron for a person 18 years of age or older who is selling sexual relations or for a place where sexual relations are being sold or offered for sale;

(6) procuring a person 18 years of age or older who is selling sexual relations for a patron;

(7) procuring transportation for, paying for the transportation of, or transporting a person 18 years of age or older within this state with the intention of assisting or promoting that person’s engaging in the sale of sexual relations; or

(8) being employed to perform any act which is prohibited by this section.

(b) (1) Promoting the sale of sexual relations is a:

(A) Severity level 9, person felony, except as provided in subsection (b)(1)(B); and

(B) severity level 7, person felony when committed by a person who has, prior to the commission of the crime, been convicted of a violation of this section, or any prior version of this section.

(2) In addition to any other sentence imposed, a person convicted under subsection (b)(1)(A) shall be fined not less than $2,500 nor more than $5,000. In addition to any other sentence imposed, a person convicted under subsection (b)(1)(B) shall be fined not less than $5,000. All fines collected pursuant to this section shall be remitted to the human trafficking victim assistance fund created by K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 75-758, and amendments thereto.