Prostitution is the act of engaging, offering, or agreeing to engage in sexual contact for payment.

Prostitution is illegal in Saint Paul. If a prostitute and a patron are 18 years or older, both can be charged with a misdemeanor. If children are involved in prostitution, or if a procurer (pimp) is involved, the offense could be a felony.

Reporting Prostitution

If you observe what may be soliciting (the request to one person by another to perform a sexual act in exchange for a fee) or other acts related to prostitution, call the Police at 651-291-1111. If possible, provide the Police as much specific information as you can safely obtain, such as license numbers or descriptions of the persons involved.

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