46.3707 Prostitution houses considered public nuisances.

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(a) Any room, building or other habitable structure regularly used for sexual conduct for pay as defined in 46.3701 or any unlawful prostitution activity prohibited by this chapter is a public nuisance.

(b) The Attorney General may, in addition to all criminal sanctions, prosecute a suit in equity to enjoin the nuisance. If the court finds that the owner of the room, building, or habitable structure knew or had reason to believe that the premises were being used regularly for sexual conduct for pay or unlawful prostitution activity, the court may order that the premises may not be occupied or used for a period as the court may determine, not to exceed 1 year.

(c) All persons, including owners, lessees, officers, agents, inmates, or employees, aiding or facilitating that nuisance may be made defendants in any suit to enjoin the nuisance, and they may be enjoined from engaging in any sexual conduct for pay or unlawful prostitution activity anywhere within the territory.

History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2.

Research Guide: MCC 567 080, 15 ASC 881.