Chapter 042
2015 -- S 0123
Enacted 05/21/2015

A N   A C T

Introduced By: Senators Morgan, Goodwin, Ottiano, Raptakis, and Archambault
Date Introduced: January 22, 2015

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
     SECTION 1. Section 11-67-6 of the General Laws in Chapter 11-67 entitled "Trafficking
of Persons and Involuntary Servitude" is hereby amended to read as follows:
     11-67-6. Sex trafficking of a minor. -- (a) Definitions. - As used in this section:
      (1) "Commercial sex act" means any sex act or sexually explicit performance on account
of which anything of value is given, promised to, or received, directly or indirectly, by any
      (2) "Minor" refers to any natural person under eighteen (18) years of age.
      (3) "Person" includes an individual, corporation, partnership, association, a government
body, a municipal corporation, or any other legal entity.
      (4) "Sex act" means sexual intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio, anal intercourse, and digital
intrusion or intrusion by any object into the genital opening or anal opening of another person's
body or the stimulation by hand of another's genitals for the purposes of arousing or gratifying the
sexual desire of either person.
      (5) "Sexually-explicit performance" means an act or show, intended to arouse, satisfy the
sexual desires of, or appeal to the prurient interests of patrons or viewers, whether public or
private, live, photographed, recorded, or videotaped.
      (b) Any person who:
      (1) Recruits, employs, entices, solicits, isolates, harbors, transports, provides, persuades,
obtains, or maintains, or so attempts, any minor for the purposes of commercial sex acts; or
      (2) Sells or purchases a minor for the purposes of commercial sex acts; or
      (3) Benefits, financially or by receiving anything of value, from participation in a
venture which has engaged in an act described in subdivision (1) or (2); or
      (c) Every person who shall commit sex trafficking of a minor, minor shall be guilty of a
felony and subject to not more than forty (40) fifty (50) years imprisonment or a fine of up to
forty thousand dollars ($40,000), or both.
      (d) Obstructs, or attempts to obstruct, or in any way interferes with or prevents the
enforcement of this section shall be guilty of a felony and subject to not more than twenty (20)
thirty-five (35) years imprisonment, or a fine of up to twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) forty
thousand dollars ($40,000), or both.
      (e) In a prosecution under this section, the government need not prove that the defendant
knew the victim's age.
     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.