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A person is guilty of patronizing prostitution if:

(1) Pursuant to a prior understanding the person pays a fee to another person as compensation for that other person or a third person having engaged in sexual contact with him or her; or

(2) The person pays or agrees to pay a fee to another person pursuant to an understanding that in return therefor, the other person will engage in sexual conduct with him or her; or

(3) The person solicits or requests another person to engage in sexual conduct with him or her in return for a fee; or

(4) The person remains in or near a high risk prostitution area open to the public with the intent of committing prostitution as defined in SCC 10.04.050. Among the circumstances which may be considered in determining whether an actor intends such prohibited conduct are:

(a) That the actor is a known prostitute or panderer; or

(b) That the actor repeatedly beckons to, stops or attempts to stop or engage passersby in conversation or repeatedly stops, or attempts to stop, motor vehicle operators by hailing, waiving of arms or any other bodily gesture; or,

(c) That the actor inquires whether a potential patron, procurer or prostitute is a police officer or searches for articles that would identify a police officer or requests the touching of genitals or female breasts or requests exposure of genitals or female breasts with the purpose of establishing that the person is not a police officer.

(5) The person remains in or near a high risk prostitution area open to the public with the intent of inducing, enticing, soliciting or procuring another to commit prostitution as defined in SCC 10.04.050. Among the circumstances which may be considered in determining whether an actor intends such prohibited conduct are:

(a) That the actor circles a high risk prostitution area and repeatedly beckons to, contacts, or attempts to stop pedestrians; or

(b) That the actor inquires whether a person being induced, solicited, enticed or procured to commit prostitution is a police officer or searches for articles that would identify a police officer or requests the touching of genitals or female breasts or requests exposure of genitals or female breasts with the purpose of establishing that the person is not a police officer. (Amended by Ord. 83-010 § 2, Feb. 25, 1983, Eff date Jan. 7, 2010; Amended by Ord. 92-122, Dec. 2, 1992).

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