On Criminal Law
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
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
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
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
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
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.