T/F Test Question: "Officer Jones, who was assigned to the narcotics unit, decided to look for possible prostitutes in the financial district of his city. Although there are no reports of a prostitution problem in this area, Officer Jones approached Betty and said, "I would pay $500.00 for some really hot sex with you." Betty declined at first, but after Jones offered $700.00 a second time, Betty agreed. Jones immediately arrested Betty for prostitution. This arrest would be considered entrapment." (correct answer: True)
Our text says the current entrapment test is this: "Was the conduct of the law enforcement agent likely to induce a normally law-abiding person to commit the offense?"
I say no. A normally law-abiding woman knows what prostitution is just like a normally law-abiding citizen knows what cocaine is. If an undercover officer offers to sell a person cocaine and they agree to buy, that wouldn't be entrapment.
Does the issue have to do with "pressure"? The text says an offer is permissible but "pressure" such as badgering or cajoling is not. This all depends on further details about the officer's conduct and to what extent cash is considered a pressure to the average woman for "really hot sex". It may be dangerous to suggest that the average woman considers $700 a serious pressure for sex.