International legal frames of the Hungarian Criminal Ruling

The Hungarian Criminal Code on the offenses of Pandering and Procuring for Prostitution or Sexual Act is based on the Convention for the Suppression of theTraffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (Lake Success,
New York, 21 March 1950) as follows:

Pandering

(1) Any person who solicits a person for sexual activities for another person for financial gain is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment not exceeding three years.
(2) Any person who offers or solicits a person under the age of eighteen years for prostitution shall be punishable in accordance with Subsection (1) for pandering.

(3) The penalty shall be imprisonment between one to five years if pandering is committed on a commercial scale.
(4) The penalty shall be imprisonment between two to eight years if pandering as defined in Subsection (1) is committed:
a) against a person under the age of eighteen years;
b) by a family member or against a person who is in the care, custody or supervision of such family member, or if abuse is made of a recognized position of trust, authority or influence over the victim;
c) by deception, by force or by threat of force.
(5) The penalty shall be imprisonment between five to ten years if Paragraph c) of Subsection (4) also applies to pandering as under Paragraph a) or b) of Subsection (4).
(6) Any person who conspires to engage in the crime of pandering on a commercial scale is punishable by imprisonment not exceeding three years.

Procuring for Prostitution or Sexual Act

(1) Any person who:
a) persuades another person to engage in prostitution;
b) makes available a building or another place for another person to engage in prostitution;
c) provides assistance for the prostitution of a person under the age of eighteen years is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment not exceeding three years.
(2) The penalty shall be imprisonment between one to five years for persuading a person under the age of eighteen years to engage in prostitution.
(3) Any person who maintains or operates a brothel, or provides material assistance for the operation of a brothel is punishable by imprisonment between one to five years.
According to the Hungarian Criminal Code both the perpetrator and the accomplice have the same criminal liability which means the same punishment shall apply to both.