RECOURSE TO THE PROSTITUTION OF MINORS OR PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE PERSONS
Section 2 bis: Recourse to prostitution of minors or particularly vulnerable persons
The penalties are increased to five years imprisonment and a 75,000 euro fine:1 ° When the offense is committed in the usual way or against several people;
2 ° When the person has been put in contact with the author of the facts through the use, for the dissemination of messages intended for an undetermined audience, of a communication network;
3 ° When the acts are committed by a person who abuses the authority conferred on him by his functions;
4 ° When the perpetrator has deliberately or recklessly endangered the life of the person or has committed violence against him.
The penalties are increased to seven years’ imprisonment and a fine of 100,000 euros in the case of a minor of fifteen years.
Legal persons may be declared criminally liable under the conditions provided for in article 121-2 for the offenses provided for in this section.
The penalties incurred by legal persons are:
1 ° The fine, in accordance with the terms set out in article 131-38;
2 ° The penalties mentioned in article 131-39.
The prohibition mentioned in 2 ° of article 131-39 relates to the activity in the exercise of which or on the occasion of the exercise of which the offense was committed.