What Is Loitering to Commit Prostitution, Penal Code § 653.22?

The crime itself of loitering to commit prostitution speaks for itself, but what must the prosecutor show to prove this?  After all, the loitering is based on the intent of the defendant, which is tough to prove unless the defendant admits that the purpose of his hanging out in a certain area was to find a prostitute.  What is the punishment?  Must one register as a sex offender upon a conviction?  Is the crime a felony or a misdemeanor?  Click on the following link to find out. 


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