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30 Dec

Any person who commits an act referred to in the first or second paragraph against a person who is under the age of 18 shall be liable to a penalty independently of any use of force or threats, abuse of a person’s vulnerability, or other improper conduct.

Being mistaken about someone’s age does not affect criminal liability, unless diligent good faith has been shown.

In early times, proscription of prostitution fell under more general laws on fornication and adultery, particularly after the Reformation.

Any person who in a public announcement unambiguously offers, arranges or asks for prostitution shall be liable to fines or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months.

Regulation was at least on the surface contrary to the Penal Code which had made fornication and hence prostitution a criminal offence in 1842.

In practice the latter law was considered only to apply to males.

It was also considered important to distinguish between "decent" and "indecent" women.

This form of regulation first appeared in Bergen, then the largest Norwegian municipality, in 1816, in (what is now known as) Oslo in 1840, and Trondheim in 1844.