666.08  SOLICITING; LOITERING TO ENGAGE IN.
   (a)   No person shall knowingly solicit another to engage in sexual activity for hire in exchange for the person receiving anything of value from the other person.
   (b)   No person, with knowledge that the person has tested positive as a carrier of a virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, shall engage in conduct in violation of division (a) of this section.
   (c)   As used in division (a) of this section, “sexual activity for hire” means an implicit or explicit agreement to provide sexual activity in exchange for anything of value paid to the person engaging in such sexual activity, to any person trafficking that person, or to any person associated with either such person.
   (d)   (1)   Whoever violates division (a) of this section is guilty of soliciting. Soliciting is a misdemeanor of the third degree.
      (2)   Whoever violates division (b) of this section is guilty of engaging in solicitation after a positive HIV test, a felony to be prosecuted under appropriate state law.
(R.C. § 2907.24)
   (e)   No person, with purpose to solicit another to engage in sexual activity for hire and while in or near a public place, shall do any of the following:
      (1)   Beckon to, stop or attempt to stop another;
      (2)   Engage or attempt to engage another in conversation;
      (3)   Stop or attempt to stop the operator of a vehicle or approach a stationary vehicle;
      (4)   If the offender is the operator of or a passenger in a vehicle, stop, attempt to stop, beckon to, attempt to beckon to, or entice another to approach or enter the vehicle of which the offender is the operator or in which the offender is the passenger;
      (5)   Interfere with the free passage of another.
   (f)   No person, with knowledge that the person has tested positive as a carrier of a virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, shall engage in conduct in violation of division (a) of this section.
   (g)   As used in subsection (e) hereof:
      (1)   “Public place” means any of the following:
         A.   A street, road, highway, thoroughfare, bikeway, walkway, sidewalk, bridge, alley, alleyway, plaza, park, driveway, parking lot or transportation facility.
         B.   A doorway or entrance way to a building that fronts on a place described in paragraph A. of this definition.
         C.   A place not described in paragraphs A. or B. of this definition that is open to the public.
      (2)   “Vehicle” has the same meaning as in Ohio R.C. 4501.01.
   (h)   (1)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of loitering to engage in solicitation, a misdemeanor of the third degree.
      (2)   Whoever violates division (b) of this section is guilty of loitering to engage in solicitation after a positive HIV test, a felony to be prosecuted under appropriate state law.
(R.C. § 2907.241)
Statutory reference:
   Solicitation after positive HIV test, a felony, see Ohio R.C. 2907.241(B)