White Slave Trade


1. Engaging in the business of prostitution;
2. Profiting by prostitution; and
3. Enlisting the service of women for the purpose of prostitution.

One of those above-mentioned acts is sufficient to constitute the offense.

Habituality not a necessary element of white slave trade.

Offender need not be owner of house and need not be present at time of raid; it suffices that he maintains or engages in business.

Under any pretext – if real purpose is prostitution, it doesn’t matter if one engages services of woman ostensibly as maid, for example.

Victim is under 12 yrs., penalty shall be one degree higher.

Maintainer or manager of house of ill- repute need not be present therein at the time of raid or arrest.