LAWS OF MARYLAND [CH. 737
(g) To engage in prostitution, lewdness or assignation by
any means whatsoever.
SECTION 19-A. The term "prostitution" shall be con-
strued to mean the offering or receiving of the body for sexual
intercourse for hire. The term "lewdness" shall be construed
to mean any unnatural sexual practice. The term "assigna-
tion" shall be construed to include the making of any appoint-
ment, or engagement for prostitution or lewdness or any act
in furtherance of such appointment or negagement.
SECTION 19-B. Any person convicted of violating any of
the provisions of Section 19 shall be subject to a fine of not
more than $500.00 or to confinement in or commitment to any
penal or reformatory institution in this State for not more
than one year, or to both such fine and imprisonment in the
discretion of. the court; provided, that the sentence or any
part thereof may be suspended and provided that the de-
fendant may be placed on parole or probation; provided
further, that no girl or woman who shall be convicted under
this Act shall be placed on parole or probation in the care or
charge of any person, except a woman probation officer desig-
nated by law or by the court.
SECTION 2. That all laws and parts of laws in conflict
with the provisions of this Act be and the same are hereby
repealed to the extent of such conflict.
Approved April 16, 1920.