Cleveland councilman wants tougher penalties for prostitution

8:26 AM, Sep 27, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- A Cleveland city councilman says he plans to introduce legislation that would increase penalties for prostitution.

The ordinance proposed by Councilman Eugene Miller would increase jail time and fines for those convicted of procuring and soliciting prostitution in Cleveland.

Miller says the ordinance is intended to address a decades-long problem of prostitution along Euclid Avenue.

The Councilman says he hopes the increased penalties, along with the installation of seven security cameras on Euclid Avenue, will drive the message that prostitution is not welcome in Cleveland.

"Those procuring, soliciting and working as prostitutes are driving down the quality of life in communities across this city. Our residents, and especially our children, should not have to deal these sex offenses as they go walk to and from school and go about their daily errands."

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