The Texas Aggravated Online Promotion of Prostitution offense was created in the 86th Texas Legislative Session and was effective as of September 1, 2019.
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The current Texas law defines the offense of Aggravated Online Promotion of Prostitution in Penal Code Section §43.041 as follows:
(a) A person commits an offense if the person owns, manages, or operates an interactive computer service or information content provider, or operates as an information content provider, with the intent to promote the prostitution of five or more persons or facilitate five or more persons to engage in prostitution or solicitation of prostitution.
Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution was created in the 86th Texas Legislative Session and is effective as of September 1, 2019. Learn more detailed information about the Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution offense below.
You can be charged with Aggravated Online Promotion of Prostitution if the state’s attorneys believe that each of the elements of 43.041(a) as described in the section above have been met.
The lowest classification for Aggravated Online Promotion of Prostitution is a second degree felony, except that the offense is a felony of the first degree if you have been previously convicted of the same offense or the state convinces a jury that you engaged in conduct involving two or more persons younger than 18 years of age engaging in prostitution, regardless of whether you knew the age of the persons at the time of the offense.