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Corruption of minors, A340 Revised Penal Code

Corruption of minors – refers to the offense of promoting or facilitating the prostitution or corruption of minors to satisfy the lust of another.

1. Concept

Corruption of minors – refers to the offense of promoting or facilitating the prostitution or corruption of minors to satisfy the lust of another.

a. Legal basis

Article 340. Corruption of minors. - Any person who shall promote or facilitate the prostitution or corruption of persons underage to satisfy the lust of another, shall be punished by prision correccional, and if the culprit is a pubic officer or employee, including those in government-owned or controlled corporations, he shall also suffer the penalty of temporary absolute disqualification. (As amended by Batas Pambansa Blg. 92.)

(Revised Penal Code)

2. Modes of commission

The following are the modes of committing the offense:

1) To promote or facilitate the prostitution or corruption of persons underage

2) To commit said acts by a public officer

a. Mode 1: Promotion or Facilitation

Elements of the offense of corruption of minors:

1) The offender promotes or facilitates the prostitution or corruption of persons underage; and

2) It is to satisfy the lust of another. (REVISED PENAL CODE, Article 340)

1) Element 1: Promotion or Facilitation

That the offender promotes or facilitates the prostitution or corruption of persons underage is the gravamen of the offense. Promotion or facilitation are different concepts.

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