Washington Revised Code Title 9A. Washington Criminal Code § 9A.88.040. Prosecution for prostitution under RCW 9A.88.030--Affirmative defense

In any prosecution for prostitution under RCW 9A.88.030 , it is an affirmative defense that the actor committed the offense as a result of being a victim of trafficking, RCW 9A.40.100 , promoting prostitution in the first degree, RCW 9A.88.070 , or trafficking in persons under the trafficking victims protection act of 2000, 22 U.S.C. Sec. 7101 et seq.  Documentation that the actor is named as a current victim in an information or the investigative records upon which a conviction is obtained for trafficking, promoting prostitution in the first degree, or trafficking in persons shall create a presumption that the person's participation in prostitution was a result of having been a victim of trafficking, promoting prostitution in the first degree, or trafficking in persons.


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