ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police have released another 13 mugshots of suspects charged with patronizing prostitutes in the first district. This part of a new program to stop sex workers by targeting their customers.
After “Johns” are arrested and charged, their mug shots will be made readily available to the media. Then they’ll receive a reminder card, which tells them when and where they were caught, and cautions them about STD’s. The card also warns them that their lewd behavior is illegal, and gives them a court date.
These patrons then face a $500 fine, and/or prison time.
Read more about the program here: Police hopes new strategy ends prostitution in south St. Louis