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609.325 DEFENSES.
    Subdivision 1. No defense; solicited; not engaged. It shall be no defense to a prosecution
under section 609.322 that an individual solicited or induced to practice prostitution or whose
prostitution was promoted, did not actually engage in prostitution.
    Subd. 2. Consent no defense. Consent or mistake as to age shall be no defense to
prosecutions under section 609.322 or 609.324.
    Subd. 3. No defense; prior prostitution. It shall be no defense to actions under section
609.322 that the individual solicited or induced to practice prostitution, or whose prostitution was
promoted, had engaged in prostitution prior to that solicitation, inducement, or promotion.
    Subd. 4. Affirmative defense. It is an affirmative defense to a charge under section 609.324
if the defendant proves by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant is a labor trafficking
victim, as defined in section 609.281, or a sex trafficking victim, as defined in section 609.321,
and that the defendant committed the act only under compulsion by another who by explicit
or implicit threats created a reasonable apprehension in the mind of the defendant that if the
defendant did not commit the act, the person would inflict bodily harm upon the defendant.
History: 1979 c 255 s 5; 1994 c 636 art 2 s 29; 1998 c 367 art 2 s 32; 2005 c 136 art 17 s 25