Minnesota Prostitution Law
In Minnesota, prostitution is considered to be the act or practice of engaging in promiscuous sexual relations especially for money. There are several important definitions regarding prostitution in Minnesota.
Prostitution: Offering, or agreeing to engage in sexual contact or sexual penetration for hire.
Patron/Hobbyist/John: An individual who hires, offers, or agrees to hire another individual to engage in sexual penetration or sexual contact.
Prostitute/Provider: An individual who engages in prostitution.
Sexual Contact: Any of the following acts, provided they can be construed as being for the purpose of satisfying the actor’s sexual impulses: the intentional touching by an individual of a prostitute’s intimate parts, the intentional touching by a prostitute of another individual’s intimate parts.
Sexual Penetration: Any of the following acts, if for the purpose of satisfying the actor’s sexual impulses:
- Sexual intercourse
- Anal intercourse
- Any intrusion into the genital or anal openings of an individual’s body by any part of another individual’s body, or any object used for the purpose of satisfying sexual impulses