New Prostitution Strategy in Charlotte: Scarlet Letter


Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, in response to round-the-clock street-level prostitution, will begin this week sending warning letters to people whose vehicles are spotted in a hooker-prone uptown block.

Police say they’ll be looking for vehicles that repeatedly circle the area or traveling slowly, often indicators of a search for prostitutes.

The letters make it clear that the recipient isn’t accused of a crime, reports the Charlotte Observer. They’re intended to deter people from cruising the area looking for sex.

Police say they’ve had similar letter campaigns in the past to target reckless driving. It’s the first time warning letters have been used in Charlotte to combat prostitution.


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