Title 10 Regulation of Activities
Division I. Penal Code
Chapter 10.06 Offenses Against Decency and Morality
A person commits prostitution loitering if the person loiters in or near any thoroughfare or public place in a manner and under circumstances manifesting the purpose of inducing, enticing, soliciting, or procuring another to commit prostitution. Among the circumstances which may be considered in determining whether the actor intends prohibited conduct are:
the subject is a known prostitute or promoter of prostitution;
repeatedly beckons to, stops, or attempts to stop, or engages in conversation with passersby;
repeatedly stops or attempts to stop motor vehicle operators by hailing, waving arms, or any other bodily gesture;
Definitions as used in this chapter include:
“Known prostitute or promoter of prostitution” means a person who, within one year previous to the date of arrest for violation of this chapter, has within the knowledge of the arresting officer been convicted in any court of an offense involving prostitution.
“Public place” is an area generally visible to public view including but not limited to streets, sidewalks, bridges, alleys, plazas, parks, driveways, parking lots, automobiles, buildings open to the public including those which serve food/drink, doorways, and entrances to buildings not open to the general public, but which are open to a certain class or group of the general public through the use of club membership or affiliations with a club or organization, including but not limited to the United States Armed Forces.
Date Passed: Monday, July 21, 2008
Effective Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2008
ORD C34269 Section 1