St. Louis police using postcard to shame 'johns' who get prostitutes

Program will begin in Carondelet and Holly Hills neighborhoods.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   April 16, 2014 at 8:25 AM

ST. LOUIS, April 16 (UPI) -- In an effort to crack down on “johns" who are soliciting prostitutes in town, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department will begin sending a postcard to men who are caught trying to pick up ladies of the night.

The postcard reminds the johns that their “lewd, lascivious and/or suggestive behavior (including but not limited to prostitution, solicitation and prostitution loitering) are a violation of city ordinance and state law” and includes a court date.

The program will debut in the neighborhoods of Carondelet and Holly Hills.


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