1.    A person is guilty of sex trafficking if:
A. The person knowingly promotes prostitution. Violation of this paragraph is a Class D crime; or [2013, c. 407, §3 (NEW).]

B. The person violates paragraph A and has 2 or more prior convictions in this State for any combination of the Maine offenses listed in this paragraph or for engaging in substantially similar conduct to that of the Maine offenses listed in this paragraph in another jurisdiction. The Maine offenses are any violation of this section or section 852, 853-A, 853-B or 855 or attempts to commit any of these crimes. Section 9-A governs the use of prior convictions when determining a sentence. Violation of this paragraph is a Class C crime. [2015, c. 360, §1 (AMD).]

[ 2015, c. 360, §1 (AMD) .]

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 17-A Sec. 853

  • jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
2. 
[ 2013, c. 407, §3 (RP) .]

SECTION HISTORY

1975, c. 499, §1 (NEW). 2013, c. 407, §3 (AMD). 2015, c. 360, §1 (AMD).