Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Nat'l News: Sex trade sullies sections of city

10/9/07 -- Columbus, OH - Columbus Dispatch (10/7/07 by John Futty)

...Warner, a 68-year-old retiree, scoffs at those who consider prostitution a victimless crime.

"I'm a victim. My wife's a victim. Everybody in the neighborhood is a victim," he said. "My wife doesn't want to take walks anymore. We want to stay here. We want to live here. But it gets more difficult every day."

Law-enforcement officials said the prostitutes' customers are among those who seem most ignorant of the effect that street prostitution has on those who live, work and own property in a neighborhood.

"The johns are in complete denial," Ackley said. "I'd challenge any of them to let these girls work in front of their houses."... (read entire article, external link)

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