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14A.40.040 Loitering to Solicit Prostitution.

A.  For the purposes of this Section, the following definitions apply:

1. Prostitution: engaging in, offering, or agreeing to engage in sexual conduct or sexual contact in return for a fee or paying, offering, or agreeing to pay a fee to engage in sexual conduct or sexual contact.

2. Sexual Conduct: sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse.

3. Sexual Contact: any touching of one person’s sexual organs or other intimate parts, used with the intention of touching another person not married to the actor, for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of either party.

B. It is unlawful for any person to loiter in or near any street or public place in a manner and under circumstances manifesting the purpose of inducing, enticing, soliciting, or procuring another to commit an act of prostitution. Among the circumstances which may be considered in determining whether such purpose is manifested are that the person repeatedly contacts, stops or attempts to stop pedestrians, or repeatedly stops or attempts to stop motor vehicle operators or passengers by hailing them or gesturing to them.