Colorado Prostitution Laws

Is prostitution legal in Colorado?

Colorado prostitution laws make it a crime to exchange sexual favors or to solicit the purchase of sex. Prostitution is fully illegal throughout the state.

Colorado Prostitution Laws

 

Prostitution Laws of Colorado

  • 18-7-201: Prostitution prohibited
  • 18-7-201.5: Acquired immune deficiency syndrome testing for persons convicted of prostitution
  • 18-7-201.7: Prostitution with knowledge of being infected with acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • 18-7-202: Soliciting for prostitution
  • 18-7-203: Pandering
  • 18-7-204: Keeping a place of prostitution
  • 18-7-205: Patronizing a prostitute
  • 18-7-205.5: Acquired immune deficiency syndrome testing for persons convicted of patronizing a prostitute
  • 18-7-205.7: Patronizing a prostitute with knowledge of being infected with acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • 18-7-206: Pimping
  • 18-7-207: Prostitute making display
  • 18-7-208: Promoting sexual immorality

 

18-7-201: Prostitution prohibited

(1) Any person who performs or offers or agrees to perform any act of sexual intercourse, fellatio, cunnilingus, masturbation, or anal intercourse with any person not his spouse in exchange for money or other thing of value commits prostitution.

(2) (a) "Fellatio", as used in this section, means any act of oral stimulation of the penis. (b) "Cunnilingus", as used in this section, means any act of oral stimulation of the vulva or clitoris. (c) "Masturbation", as used in this section, means stimulation of the genital organs by manual or other bodily contact exclusive of sexual intercourse. (d) "Anal intercourse", as used in this section, means contact between human beings of the genital organs of one and the anus of another.

(3) Prostitution is a class 3 misdemeanor.

18-7-201.5: Acquired immune deficiency syndrome testing for persons convicted of prostitution

(1) (a) Any person who is convicted of prostitution pursuant to section 18-7-201 or a comparable municipal ordinance shall be ordered by the court to submit to a diagnostic test for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome. The court shall order that such person shall pay the cost of such diagnostic test as a part of the costs of the action.(b) As used in this subsection (1), "diagnostic test" means a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening test followed by a supplemental HIV test for confirmation in those instances when the HIV screening test is repeatedly reactive.

(2) The results of any test performed pursuant to this section shall be reported to the person tested and to the district attorney or the municipal prosecuting attorney of the jurisdiction in which the person is prosecuted. The district attorney or municipal prosecuting attorney shall keep the results of such test strictly confidential unless the results of such test indicate the presence of the