Most people know that prostitution is basically defined as exchanging sex for money, and that it's illegal. Many also know that solicitation of prostitution is defined as asking or encouraging another person to engage in prostitution. The most common form of solicitation of prostitution is offering money in exchange for sexual acts. Promoting prostitution -- also known as pimping -- is also illegal in Iowa. What are the penalties involved?
At least 20 people were arrested in late August, 2015 during a prostitution sting in Polk County, Iowa. Prostitution is illegal under Iowa law, but it carries different penalties depending on the age of the parties and circumstances.