The various sex trafficking offenses are governed by Minnesota Statutes 609.321, 609.322, 609.324, 609.3242, and 609.3243. There are many, many offenses relating to prostitution. The following are the more common offenses.
Solicitation, inducement, and promotion of prostitution or sex trafficking has two degrees. First degree sex trafficking has two parts: if the actor is not a prostitute and the offense includes a minor, the sentence is up to 20 years in prison and/or up to a $50,000 fine; if the same offense has an aggravating factor, such as a second-time offense or multiple victims, the sentence is up to 25 years in prison and/or up to a $60,000 fine. Second degree sex trafficking occurs when a non-prostitute actor solicits, induces, promotes, or receives profit from prostitution, or engages in sex trafficking of another person. See here.
Engaging in, hiring, or agreeing to hire an individual under age thirteen for prostitution carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and/or up to a $40,000 fine. The same offense with an individual between thirteen and sixteen years of age carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and/or up to a $20,000 fine. The same offense with an individual between sixteen and eighteen years of age carries a sentence of up to 5 years in prison and/or up to a $10,000 fine. See here.
Loitering in a public area intending prostitution is a misdemeanor. See here.
Federal transportation for illegal sexual activity, such as prostitution, is a crime under 18 U.S.C. § 2421. This carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine. See here. If the transportation is of a minor, the statute is 18 U.SC. § 2423 and the sentence is at least 10 years in prison and up to life in prison. See here.
The preceding was a summary of the law. It does not describe all of the elements of the crimes. Laws are also constantly changing. You need to contact a skilled Prostitution Defense Lawyer MN to discuss the offenses in detail and with respect to your own particular case. Nothing in this description or anywhere on this site is legal advice.