Utah Prostitution Crimes.

Prostitution has been called the world’s oldest profession, and for good reason. Prostitution is a common crime and has been for thousands of years. That said, it is aggressively prosecuted, and Utah has developed many crimes to aid in that prosecution. Here are a few of those crimes.


Prostitution is essentially trading sex for money. You can also be charged with prostitution if you are in a house of prostitution or you loiter in or near a public place attempting to trade sex for money. Prostitution is either a class B or A misdemeanor.

Patronizing a Prostitute.

Patronizing a prostitute in Utah includes: (1) paying for, or agreeing to pay for, sex; (2) enters and remains in a house of prostitution for the purpose of having sex. This crime is charged as a class B misdemeanor.

Aiding Prostitution.

Aiding prostitution is aimed at people who solicit prostitution for someone else (think concierge at a hotel). It also applies to people who rent space to houses of prostitution. Prostitution is either a class B or A misdemeanor.

Exploiting Prostitution.

Exploiting prostitution prohibits people from recruiting others to be prostitutes or transporting others for the purpose of engaging in prostitution. It also prohibits supervising or controlling prostitutes (i.e., being a pimp or a madam). Exploiting prostitution is a third-degree felony in Utah. If forced is used when exploiting prostitution, it is a second-degree felony.

HIV and Prostitution.

Anyone with HIV who engages in prostitution or solicits prostitution will be punished more harshly than usual.

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