Being a John Is a More Serious Crime in NY Than "Prostitution"

Tue, 08/18/2009 - 18:56
Submitted by Eric Amaranth

Today I was curious and sought out the legal definition of prostitution in the great state of New York. It says:

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

I assumed it was the person who hands you the money. The client. Apparently, in NY state, you can pay someone to whip out some sexual conduct with someone else besides you and it's prostitution. How many porn movies are shot in New York where that's precisely the situation?

Prostitution is a class B misdemenor. A year, more or less, of jail time is an option for the judge to impose in this case. Although jail time is rare unless the convicted has a long history of previous offenses and other crimes. Class A being the harshest penalties and E the least.

Anyway, what is also true is being the client of a person engaging in prostitution places the penalty range up to class A misdemenor. It's more serious to be the client than the provider. I was amazed.

Getting caught up with work, started on a new erotica blog entry, and had a delicious and healthy (for fast food) Chipotle Restaurant burrito salad. No cheeze or sour cream, just vegetables and fall off the bone pork.

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Clients vs providers

Tue, 08/18/2009 - 19:55
Audacia Ray (not verified)

That may be true on the books, but in the reality of NY law enforcement, clients are almost never prosecuted, while sex workers are amply prosecuted and jailed.