Nevada Juvenile Justice

Sec. § 62C.015
Treatment of child who engages in prostitution or solicitation for prostitution or who engages in certain unlawful acts in connection with commercial sexual exploitation; report of commercial sexual exploitation to agency which provides child welfare services.


1.

A child must not be adjudicated as delinquent or in need of supervision for engaging in prostitution or solicitation for prostitution pursuant to NRS 201.354 or paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NRS 207.030.

2.

A child must not be placed in a state or local facility for the detention of children if:

(a)

The child is alleged to have violated:

(1)

The provisions of NRS 197.190, 207.200 or 463.350; or

(2)

A county or municipal ordinance imposing a curfew on a child or prohibiting jaywalking or loitering for the purpose of solicitation for prostitution; and

(b)

There is reasonable cause to believe that the child is a commercially sexually exploited child.

3.

If a court finds that a child committed an act described in subsection 2 and that clear and convincing evidence exists that the child committed the act in connection with commercial sexual exploitation, the court shall not adjudicate the child as a delinquent child or a child in need of supervision based on that act. Upon such a finding, the court shall report the commercial sexual exploitation of the child to an agency which provides child welfare services.

4.

A juvenile justice agency that has reasonable cause to believe that a child in its custody is or has been a commercially sexually exploited child shall report the commercial sexual exploitation of the child to an agency which provides child welfare services.

5.

As used in this section:

(a)

“Commercial sexual exploitation” means the sex trafficking of a child in violation of NRS 201.300 or the sexual abuse or sexual exploitation of a child for the financial benefit of any person or in exchange for anything of value, including, without limitation, monetary or nonmonetary benefits given or received by any person.

(b)

“Commercially sexually exploited child” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 424.0195.

(c)

“Juvenile justice agency” means the Youth Parole Bureau or a director of juvenile services.
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