Red-Light Abatement Act Law and Legal Definition

The Red Light Abatement Act is a statute that provide for the abatement of houses of prostitution. The Act was passed by the California legislature. Under the Act, brothels around the state were eventually shut down.

Pursuant to the Red Light Abatement Act, Cal Pen Code § 11225, every building or place used for the purpose of prostitution, and every building or place in or upon which acts of prostitution, are held or occur, is a nuisance which should be enjoined, abated, and prevented, and for which damages may be recovered.