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(a) In this section:(1) "Child" means a person younger than 18 years of age.(2) "Massage" has the meaning assigned to the term "massage therapy" by Section 455.001, Occupations Code.(3) "Massage establishment" has the meaning assigned by Section 455.001, Occupations Code.(4) "Nude" means a child who is:(A) entirely unclothed; or(B) clothed in a manner that leaves uncovered or visible through less than fully opaque clothing any portion of the breasts below the top of the areola of the breasts, if the child is female, or any portion of the genitals or buttocks.(5) "Sexually oriented commercial activity" means a massage establishment, nude studio, modeling studio, love parlor, or other similar commercial enterprise the primary business of which is the offering of a service that is intended to provide sexual stimulation or sexual gratification to the customer.(6) "Topless" means a female child clothed in a manner that leaves uncovered or visible through less than fully opaque clothing any portion of her breasts below the top of the areola.(b) A person commits an offense if the person employs, authorizes, or induces a child to work:(1) in a sexually oriented commercial activity; or(2) in any place of business permitting, requesting, or requiring a child to work nude or topless.(c) An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree, except that the offense is a felony of the first degree if the child is younger than 14 years of age at the time the offense is committed.

(a) A person commits an offense if:(1) the person knowingly or intentionally possesses, or knowingly or intentionally accesses with intent to view, visual material that visually depicts a child younger than 18 years of age at the time the image of the child was made who is engaging in sexual conduct, including a child who engages in sexual conduct as a victim of an offense under Section 20A.02(a)(5), (6), (7), or (8); and(2) the person knows that the material depicts the child as described by Subdivision (1).(b) In this section:(1) "Promote" has the meaning assigned by Section 43.25.(2) "Sexual conduct" has the meaning assigned by Section 43.25.(3) "Visual material" means:(A) any film, photograph, videotape, negative, or slide or any photographic reproduction that contains or incorporates in any manner any film, photograph, videotape, negative, or slide; or(B) any disk, diskette, or other physical medium that allows an image to be displayed on a computer or other video screen and any image transmitted to a computer or other video screen by telephone line, cable, satellite transmission, or other method.(c) The affirmative defenses provided by Section 43.25(f) also apply to a prosecution under this section.(d) An offense under Subsection (a) is a felony of the third degree, except that the offense is:(1) a felony of the second degree if it is shown on the trial of the offense that the person has been previously convicted one time of an offense under that subsection; and(2) a felony of the first degree if it is shown on the trial of the offense that the person has been previously convicted two or more times of an offense under that subsection.(e) A person commits an offense if:(1) the person knowingly or intentionally promotes or possesses with intent to promote material described by Subsection (a)(1); and(2) the person knows that the material depicts the child as described by Subsection (a)(1).(f) A person who possesses visual material that contains six or more identical visual depictions of a child as described by Subsection (a)(1) is presumed to possess the material with the intent to promote the material.(g) An offense under Subsection (e) is a felony of the second degree, except that the offense is a felony of the first degree if it is shown on the trial of the offense that the person has been previously convicted of an offense under that subsection.(h) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (a) or (e) that the actor is a law enforcement officer or a school administrator who:(1) possessed or accessed the visual material in good faith solely as a result of an allegation of a violation of Section 43.261;(2) allowed other law enforcement or school administrative personnel to possess or access the material only as appropriate based on the allegation described by Subdivision (1); and(3) took reasonable steps to destroy the material within an appropriate period following the allegation described by Subdivision (1).

Current through the end of the 2015 Regular Session of the 84th Legislature. For further updates, please go to the Texas Council on Family Violence.

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An offense under Subsection (a)(2) is a felony of the first degree.(c) If conduct constituting an offense under this section also constitutes an offense under another section of this code, the actor may be prosecuted under either section or under both sections.

(a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly:(1) causes another by force, threat, or fraud to commit prostitution; or(2) causes by any means a child younger than 18 years to commit prostitution, regardless of whether the actor knows the age of the child at the time the actor commits the offense.(b) An offense under Subsection (a)(1) is a felony of the second degree.

The Texas Council on Family Violence provides brochures and other publications free of charge to family violence organizations and our allies. (a) For purposes of this section:(1) "Minor" means an individual younger than 18 years.(2) "Harmful material" means material whose dominant theme taken as a whole:(A) appeals to the prurient interest of a minor, in sex, nudity, or excretion;(B) is patently offensive to prevailing standards in the adult community as a whole with respect to what is suitable for minors; and(C) is utterly without redeeming social value for minors.(b) A person commits an offense if, knowing that the material is harmful:(1) and knowing the person is a minor, he sells, distributes, exhibits, or possesses for sale, distribution, or exhibition to a minor harmful material;(2) he displays harmful material and is reckless about whether a minor is present who will be offended or alarmed by the display; or(3) he hires, employs, or uses a minor to do or accomplish or assist in doing or accomplishing any of the acts prohibited in Subsection (b)(1) or (b)(2).(c) It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section that the sale, distribution, or exhibition was by a person having scientific, educational, governmental, or other similar justification.(c-1) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the actor was the spouse of the minor at the time of the offense.(d) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor unless it is committed under Subsection (b)(3) in which event it is a felony of the third degree. SALE, DISTRIBUTION, OR DISPLAY OF HARMFUL MATERIAL TO MINOR. (a) A person commits an offense if, acting other than as a prostitute receiving compensation for personally rendered prostitution services, he or she knowingly:(1) receives money or other property pursuant to an agreement to participate in the proceeds of prostitution; or(2) solicits another to engage in sexual conduct with another person for compensation.(b) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor, except that the offense is:(1) a state jail felony if the actor has been previously convicted of an offense under this section; or(2) a felony of the second degree if the actor engages in conduct described by Subsection (a)(1) or (2) involving a person younger than 18 years of age engaging in prostitution, regardless of whether the actor knows the age of the person at the time the actor commits the offense. (a) A person commits an offense if he knowingly owns, invests in, finances, controls, supervises, or manages a prostitution enterprise that uses two or more prostitutes.(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree, except that the offense is a felony of the first degree if the prostitution enterprise uses as a prostitute one or more persons younger than 18 years of age, regardless of whether the actor knows the age of the person at the time the actor commits the offense.