The Wichita Police Department’s new prostitution Web page is its most viewed, averaging more than 1,500 hits a day. The page has pictures and names of people arrested and charged in connection with prostitution. It’s a pretty scary bunch. The purpose is to shine some humiliating light on both prostitutes and, perhaps more important, their customers. It’s a good idea, though some have raised concerns about posting pictures of people who haven’t been convicted yet of a crime. And one Opinion Line contributor suggested that the site might be used in an unintended way: for customers to determine who is really a prostitute and not an undercover police officer.
Meanwhile, Eagle columnist Mark McCormick wrotetoday about a growing problem of teen and preteen prostitutes.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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