My question involves criminal law for the state of: unknown
My question is for a short story that I have been thinking about writing. The concept is about a tragic victim of his own folly.
He is asked to do some repairs on a young woman's apartment, she can't afford to pay for the repairs after the bill is presented
so she offers herself in exchange for the amount due. She is a prostitute but our victim hasn't figured that out yet. Would
an act of barter of this nature be considered illegal? No money was actually exchanged but I suspect that this is against the law,
and the tragic victim could be arrested, am I correct?