Code of the District of Columbia

§ 22–1834. Sex trafficking of children.

(a) It is unlawful for an individual or a business knowingly to recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain, or maintain by any means a person who will be caused as a result to engage in a commercial sex act knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that the person has not attained the age of 18 years.

(b) In a prosecution under subsection (a) of this section in which the defendant had a reasonable opportunity to observe the person recruited, enticed, harbored, transported, provided, obtained, or maintained, the government need not prove that the defendant knew that the person had not attained the age of 18 years.


(Oct. 23, 2010, D.C. Law 18-239, § 104, 57 DCR 5405.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 14-311, § 22-1836, § 22-1837, § 22-1839, § 22-1840, § 22-3020.51, and § 23-113.