Call it a fair warning.
The latest tool in the sheriff’s fight to stop prostitution read: “Chances are, the woman you are about to pick up works for us.
Expect to pay $2,150” and “Dear John, if you’re here to solicit sex, it could cost you $2,150. We’re teaming up to bust you.”
More than 100 men looking to pay for sex have been cited under Cook County’s year-old Public Morals Ordinance; resulting in fines totaling nearly $50,000, according to the Sun-Times.
That money is funneled into the Department of Women’s Justice Services, a program that helps women leave a life of prostitution for a more stable one. The sheriff says his deputies will continue to crack down on these types of violations.
“This is not just a one-time sweep,” Dart told the paper. “We’re waging a war on prostitution and want to make it incredibly difficult for every aspect of it to operate here.