City Council Exploring Ways to Cut Down on Prostitution

By: Lori Jane Gliha
By: Lori Jane Gliha

They cruise the streets looking for sex. Police call them Johns. Residents call them a nuisance.

Authorities say it's difficult to prevent prostitution, but the prostitution customers, the johns can be stopped.

That's why the city is about to extend an ordinance that allows police to put a sex solicitor's car in the pound. Only the car's registered owner can pay $500 to get the car back. The ordinance may last for another ten years.

The city is also considering listing people's names on the city cable channel when they've been caught committing a sex crime.

Lansing residents interested in commenting on these ideas can do so on Sept. 15 at the beginning of the city council meeting.


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