Piming, Capping, or Soliciting Patrons PC 318:
Whoever, through invitation or device, prevails upon any person to visit any room, building, or other places kept for the purpose of illegal gambling or prostitution, is guildty of a misdemeanor, and, upon coviction therof, shall be confined in the county jail not exceeding six months, or fined not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500), or be punished by both that fine and imprisonment.
Sex Crimes are prevelant in the Fresno area, and being on the 99 Freeway, roughly a midpoint between Los Angeles and San Francisco adds to the prevelance of the Sex trade in the Fresno - Madera area. Massage parlors, escort services, online adds on Craigslist, Redbook, or adult services providers commonly use the world's oldest profession to make money.
Fresno Sex Crime and Vice police along with Federal agencies commonly investigate and arrest people using, providing, or promoting such services.