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Hawaii high court reverses prostitution-related conviction

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a woman who was charged with promoting prostitution by benefiting from someone else’s prostitution. She paid for her and her friend to travel to Hawaii to engage in prostitution with the money her friend had made as a prostitute, but because the money she used was merely reimbursement for the travel and lodging expenses, it does not constitute “profit” from her friend’s criminal behavior.

Read the ruling here.

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