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Corruption of Minors


ART.340

The act punishable is the promotion or facilitating the
prostitution or corruption of persons under age to satisfy
the lust of another.

It is not necessary that the unchaste acts shall have been
done to the minor. Hence, a mere proposal will consummate
the offense.


Who can be liable?
   - Any person
   - A public officer or employee, including those in government-
     owned or controlled corporations
   - Punishable by prision mayor
   - shall also be penalized by temporary absolute
     disqualification

Habituality or abuse of authority or confidence is not necessary.

It is not necessary that the unchaste acts shall have been done.

Mere proposal will consummate the offense.


R.A. 7610 punishes child prostitution committed by:
1. Those who engage in or promote, facilitate
   or induce child prostitution;
2. Those who commit the act of sexual intercourse or
   lascivious conduct with a child exploited in prostitution
   or subjected to other sexual abuse;
3. Those who derive profit or advantage therefrom.
   (Ex. manager/owner of the establishment where child
   prostitution takes place);
4. Any person, not being a relative of the child, is found
   alone with the said child in a hidden or secluded area under
   circumstances which lead a reasonable person to believe that
   the child is about to be exploited in prostitution and other
   sexual abuse; and
5. Any person who receives services from a child in a sauna parlor
   or bath, massage clinic, health club, and other similar
   establishments.


Q: What is Child Prostitution?
A: It is engaging in sexual intercourse or acts of lasciviousness
with a child, who for money or profit or due to coercion is
exploited to indulge in such activities. The victim maybe male
or female.If the victim is under twelve (12) years of age, the
offender shall NOT be prosecuted under RA 7610, but shall be
prosecuted for statutory rape or acts of lasciviousness as the
case maybe.


Q: What is an Attempt to Commit Child Prostitution under RA 7610?
A: It an offense committed by a person who, not being a relative
of a child, is found alone with said child inside the room or
cubicle of a house, hotel, or other similar establishments
vessel, vehicle or any other secluded area under circumstances
which would lead a reasonable person to believe that the child
is about to be exploited in prostitution and other child abuse.
It is also committed by one person who receives services from a
child in a sauna parlor, massage clinic, or any other similar
establishments.


Q: What is Child Trafficking?
A: It is the act of buying and selling a child for money, or
   for any other consideration, or barter.




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