Important Prostitution Definitions
Some key definitions taken from the Florida Statute prohibiting prostitution are as follows:
“Prostitution” means the giving or receiving of the body for sexual activity for hire but excludes sexual activity between spouses.
“Lewdness” means any indecent or obscene act.
“Assignation” means the making of any appointment or engagement for prostitution or lewdness or any act in furtherance of such appointment or engagement.
“Sexual activity” means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another; anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; or the handling or fondling of the sexual organ of another for the purpose of masturbation; however, the term does not include acts done for bona-fide medical purposes.
Entrapment is a defense to an allegation of solicitation for prostitution.
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