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Latest items for IRP-LAW-5

Sept. 12, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The minimum age for consensual sex is 18" (para 116)
July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-5

"Decree No. 398/13 of 13 December 2013 regarding the prevention of commercial sexual exploitation of girls, boys and adolescents in tourist activities" (page 2).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The penal code also punishes individuals for selling or negotiating the purchase of sexual favors from persons in prostitution with penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment when the victim is younger than 18. Sex tourism involving children is also punishable. The government did not collect statistics on sex tourism involving children"(18)
Dec. 8, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The site [Backpage] has long positioned itself as a champion of online speech freedoms and has relied on the Communications Decency Act of 1996, a federal statute that immunizes website operators from the content of users’ ads.A Sacramento County judge cited the law in December when he tossed out pimping charges filed against Lacey, Larkin and Ferrer by former state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris. A new set of charges was filed in late December, accusing the trio of laundering earnings from escorts as well as pimping children and adult women"(para 17-18)
Sept. 15, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: IRP-LAW-4, IRP-LAW-5

"Prostitution in itself is legal in France — though brothels, pimping and the sale of sex by minors are illegal"(para 2)
May 5, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"In addition to prohibiting human trafficking, the law prohibits child prostitution, a form of trafficking in persons. The criminal code law sets a stricter sentence of seven to 12 years’ imprisonment if the victim is younger than 15 years" (19).
April 26, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law prohibits sexual intercourse with children younger than 15" (19).
April 21, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"In the Netherlands the penalty for commercial sexual exploitation of a minor is imprisonment for up to eight years or up to 12 years if the victim is under 16" (15).
March 28, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law prohibits, with fines or imprisonment for up to two years, the payment, or promise to pay or render consideration of another type, for prostitution involving a child under the age of 18" (12-13).
March 24, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law prohibits the corruption of youth under the age of 21, including by prostitution, with penalties ranging from six months’ to three years’ imprisonment for offenders" (29).
March 21, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"There are no explicit penalties for child prostitution, but there is a statutory rape law prohibiting sex with a person under age 16" (12).
March 20, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"There is no specific legal prohibition of child pornography, but the law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children ages 18 years and younger" (12).
March 16, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law prescribes penalties of five to 10 years’ imprisonment for all forms of child trafficking, including the commercial sexual exploitation of children, but it was a problem" (24). "Punishment if convicted of sex with a child under age 15 is three to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to two million GNF ($282)" (24).
March 9, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children" (17).
March 7, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: IRP-LAW-5, PRN-LAW-1

"The law provides for 14 years’ imprisonment for commercial sexual exploitation of children and five years for involvement in child pornography" (23).
March 3, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Finland
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The country prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities enforced the law effectively...The minimum legal age for sex work is 18. The law prohibiting purchase of sexual services from minors covers 'grooming' (enticement of a child), including in a virtual environment or through mobile telephone contacts" (13).
March 3, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities generally enforced the law. If convicted of procuring a child for prostitution or a child pornographyrelated offense, perpetrators may be sentenced to between two and five years’imprisonment" (17).
March 1, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"It is an offense for any person to buy or hire a child under age 18 for sex, exploitation in prostitution, or other unlawful purpose; the offense is punishable by imprisonment for up to 12 years. Commercial sexual exploitation of children is an indictable offense that the High Court must try" (19). "It is an offense for a householder or innkeeper to allow commercial sexual exploitation of children in his or her premises, but there were no known prosecutions or convictions for such offenses during the year" (19).
Feb. 27, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law prohibits profiting from the prostitution of minors and inducing minors to engage in prostitution; however, commercial sexual exploitation of children continued, particularly in urban areas" (31).
Feb. 23, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"Child prostitution is illegal...The commercial sexual exploitation of children is punishable by fines and imprisonment" (25).
Feb. 23, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law prohibits paying anyone under the age of 18 for sexual services" (20).
Feb. 17, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law prohibits sexual exploitation of children, including child pornography, with penalties of 22 to 26 years’ imprisonment...The penalty for commercial sexual exploitation of children under the age of 18 is 13 years to 16 years in prison" (33).
Feb. 15, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law provides for three years’ imprisonment and a fine of one million DJF ($5,650) for the commercial exploitation of children" (21).
Feb. 13, 2017, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The purchase of sexual services from a person under the age of 18 is illegal" (13).
Feb. 8, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: IRP-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-5

"Prostitution is legal for those age 16 and older" (23).
Feb. 3, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law defines demand for the sexual exploitation of a minor as 'directly or through a third party requesting or demanding performance of carnal or sexual acts with a person under 18 years of age, through payment or promise of payment in cash, kind, or compensation of any nature.' Sexual exploitation of a minor or facilitating the sexual exploitation of a minor carries a penalty of 14 to 25 years in prison, with aggravated penalties for perpetrators who are family members of the victim and for cases of sexual tourism, forced marriage, or sexual exploitation by illegal armed groups" (41).
Feb. 2, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The minimum age of consensual sex is 18 for both males and females, and the law prohibits prostitution by anyone under age 18" (30).
Jan. 31, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"Anyone convicted of facilitating child prostitution is subject to a prison term of two to five years and a fine of 150,000 to one million Comoran francs ($345 to $2,300)" (12).
Jan. 18, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"Persons convicted of living off the proceeds of prostitution of a child younger than 18 face between two and 14 years’ imprisonment. Persons who aid, counsel, compel, use, or threaten to use violence, intimidation, or coercion in relation to a child younger than 18 engaging in prostitution face between five and 14 years’ imprisonment. Persons who solicit or obtain the sexual services of a child younger than 18 face between six months’ and five years’ imprisonment" (16).
Nov. 21, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
Countries: Belize
Variables: IRP-LAW-5

"The law establishes penalties related to child prostitution, child pornography, child sexual exploitation, and indecent exhibition of a child, defining 'child' as anyone under 18 years of age. The law includes a provision stipulating that the offense of child prostitution does not apply to 16- and 17-year-old children in a consensual sexual relationship with a person promising remuneration, gifts, goods, food, or other benefits" (15). "The law criminalizes the procurement or attempted procurement of 'a person' under the age of 18 to engage in prostitution; an offender is liable to eight years’ imprisonment. Sexual activity with anyone age 16 or under is a criminal offense" (15).