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White slave trade, A341 Revised Penal Code

White slave trade – is the offense relating to the business, profiting, or recruitment related to prostitution.

1. Concept

White slave trade – is the offense relating to the business, profiting, or recruitment related to prostitution.

a. Legal basis

Article 341. White slave trade. - The penalty of prision correccional in its medium and maximum period shall be imposed upon any person who, in any manner, or under any pretext, shall engage in the business or shall profit by prostitution or shall enlist the services of any other for the purpose of prostitution (As amended by Batas Pambansa Blg. 186.)

(Revised Penal Code)

2. Modes of commission

The following are the modes of committing the offense:

1) Engaging in the business of prostitution;

2) Profiting by prostitution; or

3) Enlisting the service of women for the purpose of prostitution. (People v. Nuevas, En Banc, G.R. No. L-154, March 18, 1946, Per Ozaeta, J.)

a. Mode 1: Engaging in business of prostitution

Elements of the offense of white slave trade:

1) The offender engages in the business of prostitution; and

2) The offender does so, in any manner, or under any pretext. (REVISED PENAL CODE, Article 341)

1) Element 1: Engages in prostitution

The offender engages in the business of prostitution. In People v. Nuevas, the accused was found guilty after evidence showed that he acted as a “manager” who oversaw prostitutes and collected a share of the profits.

People v. Nuevas E...

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