As used in this chapter, unless the context requires a different meaning:

Terms Used In Virginia Code 19.2-327.15

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Qualifying offense: means a conviction or adjudication of delinquency for any violation of § 18. See Virginia Code 19.2-327.15

“Qualifying offense” means a conviction or adjudication of delinquency for any violation of § 18.2-346 or 18.2-347.

“Victim of sex trafficking” means any person convicted or adjudicated delinquent of a qualifying offense in the Commonwealth who committed such offense as a direct result of being solicited, invited, recruited, encouraged, forced, intimidated, or deceived by another to engage in acts of prostitution or unlawful sexual intercourse for money or its equivalent, as described in subsection A of § 18.2-346, regardless of whether any other person has been charged or convicted of an offense related to the sex trafficking of such person.

2021, Sp. Sess. I, c. 543.