Public Act 099-0109
SB1588 EnrolledLRB099 08488 RLC 28644 b

    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Criminal Code of 2012 is amended by changing
Section 11-14 as follows:
    (720 ILCS 5/11-14)  (from Ch. 38, par. 11-14)
    Sec. 11-14. Prostitution.
    (a) Any person who knowingly performs, offers or agrees to
perform any act of sexual penetration as defined in Section
11-0.1 of this Code for anything of value, or any touching or
fondling of the sex organs of one person by another person, for
anything of value, for the purpose of sexual arousal or
gratification commits an act of prostitution.
    (b) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class A
    (c) (Blank).
    (c-5) It is an affirmative defense to a charge under this
Section that the accused engaged in or performed prostitution
as a result of being a victim of involuntary servitude or
trafficking in persons as defined in Section 10-9 of this Code.
    (d) Notwithstanding the foregoing, if it is determined,
after a reasonable detention for investigative purposes, that a
person suspected of or charged with a violation of this Section
is a person under the age of 18, that person shall be immune
from prosecution for a prostitution offense under this Section,
and shall be subject to the temporary protective custody
provisions of Sections 2-5 and 2-6 of the Juvenile Court Act of
1987. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2-6 of the Juvenile
Court Act of 1987, a law enforcement officer who takes a person
under 18 years of age into custody under this Section shall
immediately report an allegation of a violation of Section 10-9
of this Code to the Illinois Department of Children and Family
Services State Central Register, which shall commence an
initial investigation into child abuse or child neglect within
24 hours pursuant to Section 7.4 of the Abused and Neglected
Child Reporting Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1118, eff. 1-1-13; 98-164, eff. 1-1-14;
98-538, eff. 8-23-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)
    Section 10. The Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 is
amended by adding Section 115-6.1 as follows:
    (725 ILCS 5/115-6.1 new)
    Sec. 115-6.1. Prostitution; affirmative defense.
    (a) In prosecutions for prostitution, when the accused
intends to raise at trial the affirmative defense provided in
subsection (c-5) of Section 11-14 of the Criminal Code of 2012
and has reason to believe that the evidence presented in
asserting that defense may jeopardize the safety of the
accused, courtroom personnel, or others impacted by human
trafficking, the accused may file under seal a motion for an in
camera hearing to review the accused's safety concerns. Upon
receipt of the motion and notice to the parties, the court
shall conduct an in camera hearing, with counsel present,
limited to review of potential safety concerns. The court shall
cause an official record of the in camera hearing to be made,
which shall be kept under seal. The court shall not consider
the merits of the affirmative defense during the in camera
    (b) If the court finds by a preponderance of the evidence
that the assertion of an affirmative defense under subsection
(c-5) of Section 11-14 of the Criminal Code of 2012 by the
accused in open court would likely jeopardize the safety of the
accused, court personnel, or other persons, the court may clear
the courtroom with the agreement of the accused, order
additional in camera hearings, seal the records, prohibit court
personnel from disclosing the proceedings without prior court
approval, or take any other appropriate measure that in the
court's discretion will enhance the safety of the proceedings
and ensure the accused a full and fair opportunity to assert
his or her affirmative defense.
    (c) Statements made by the accused during the in camera
hearing to review safety concerns shall not be admissible
against the accused for the crimes charged.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 07/22/2015