Chapter 9.12


9.12.010    Public indecency.

9.12.020    Prostitution.

9.12.030    Permitting prostitution.

9.12.010 Public indecency.

A. A person is guilty of public indecency if he makes any open and obscene exposure of his person or the person of another knowing that such conduct is likely to cause reasonable affront or alarm.

B. Public indecency is a misdemeanor unless such person exposes himself to a person under the age of 14 years in which case indecency is a gross misdemeanor. (Ord. 157 § 5.1, 1976)

9.12.020 Prostitution.

A. A person is guilty of prostitution if such person engages or agrees or offers to engage in sexual conduct with another person in return for a fee.

B. In any prosecution for prostitution, the sex of the two parties or prospective parties to the sexual conduct engaged in, contemplated or solicited is immaterial, and it is no defense that:

1. Such persons were of the same sex; or

2. The person who received, agreed to receive, or solicited a fee was a male and the person who paid or agreed or offered to pay such fee was female.

C. Prostitution is a misdemeanor. (Ord. 157 § 5.2, 1976)

9.12.030 Permitting prostitution.

A. A person is guilty of permitting prostitution if, having possession or control of premises which he knows are being used for prostitution purposes, he fails without lawful excuse to make reasonable effort to halt or abate such use.

B. Permitting prostitution is a misdemeanor. (Ord. 157 § 5.3, 1976)