Sexual trafficking of a child - Missouri Sexual Assault Laws
In Missouri, the criminal charge of Sexual trafficking of a child is classified as a Statutory Felony.
Sexual trafficking of a child Crime & Punishment in Missouri :
The Missouri code § 566.212 defines one degrees of the crime sexual trafficking of a child, each with associated punishments. The degree of the crime depends on the specifics of the crime committed, with higher degrees of the charge generally receiving harsher punishments.
|Severity||Sexual trafficking of a child - Charge Description||Punishment|
|Imprisonment for a term of years not less than 10 years or life and a fine not to exceed $250,000|
Missouri law allows sexual trafficking of a child to be enforced as a statutory charge. This means that this charge can be applied to cases in which the victim is younger than the Missouri Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.
Sexual trafficking of a child is a charge that is unique to Missouri. Crimes that would be prosecuted as sexual trafficking of a child in Missouri will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.