Texas Penal Code

Sec. § 20.07
Operation of Stash House


A person commits an offense if the person knowingly:


uses or permits another to use any real estate, building, room, tent, vehicle, boat, or other property owned by the person or under the person’s control to commit an offense or to facilitate the commission of an offense under Section 20.05 (Smuggling of Persons), 20.06 (Continuous Smuggling of Persons), 20A.02 (Trafficking of Persons), 20A.03 (Continuous Trafficking of Persons), 43.04 (Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution), or 43.05 (Compelling Prostitution); or


rents or leases any property to another, intending that the property be used as described by Subdivision (1).


An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.


If conduct that constitutes an offense under this section also constitutes an offense under another law, the actor may be prosecuted under this section, the other law, or both.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 412 (H.B. 2613), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2019.

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