Sometimes referred to as the world’s oldest profession, the practice of prostitution has a long-standing place in human history. Despite these historical roots, Illinois law prohibits the exchange of sexual acts for money or other things of value. If a person receives something of value in exchange for performing sexual penetration or other acts, then he or she is guilty of prostitution and subject to criminal penalties under Illinois law.
What is the Definition of Sexual Penetration in Illinois?
720 ILCS 5/11-0.1 details the meaning of sexual penetration under Illinois law. This term refers to any contact or intrusion between:
A person’s sexual organs or anus; and
A physical object; or
Another person’s sexual organs or anus.
Illinois law does not require evidence of ejaculation to prove that sexual penetration occurred. Examples of sexual penetration under Section 11-0.1, include but are not limited to: