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The law was put in place in the s to protect police from prosecution after undercover prostitution stings, but concerns that police may be abusing the exemption and raping prostitutes had advocates lobbying for a change. After a heated debate over the necessity of the law made national news late last week, supporters of the exemption agreed to throw in the towel on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.
Clayton Hee told the AP. Though police only need verbal confirmation of a transaction in order to arrest a prostitute, santa barbara escort babylon enforcement officials testified to the state House Judiciary Committee last month that if the exemption were removed, it would give criminals knowledge of what the police could richmond personals could not do.
Xian and other advocates are adamant that police have abused the exemption. At a state Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week, a criminal defense attorney testified that his client was raped three times by police before being arrested for prostitution.
Xian said that while boise idaho personals can be filed against police officers, prostitutes are scared to do so because of possible retribution.
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State Rep. Karl Rhodes, who prostitutes bradford the state House Judiciary Committee, said there was no testimony of such abuse when the House agreed to remove language ending the exemption from a larger prostitution crackdown bill in February.
Rhodes said he never would have supported keeping the exemption in place had he known of alleged abuses. Now both the Big booty escorts london and the Senate are likely to pass new legislation ending the exemption. Hee said he was working quickly to remove the exemption after hearing testimony about its abuses.
Few states have such laws, and Michigan appears to be the only one with a similar exemption. Write to Eliana Dockterman at eliana.
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