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LOUIS - Several law enforcement agencies in the St. Charles say that these men contacted undercover officers.
Louis area have announced arrests of 14 men for suspicion of patronizing prostitutes. The suspects were interested in paying for sex from potential trafficking victims.
“I understand why residents are concerned,” said Sarah Martin, Alderwoman for Ward 11. I wouldn't want my kids seeing it however we have really great things going for us in Carondelet and sometimes we focus only on the negative.” For Brown, the whole community must get involved to secure funding and resources at a state level to help the women and men off the streets and hooked on services that can potentially turn their lives around.
She’s currently working with the health department to someday deploy social workers in the area to sign prostitutes up for Medicaid and pull them into rehab and counseling services.
The bill also calls for mandatory posting of a hotline phone number at truck stops, strip clubs and massage parlors so victims can reach out for help.Fowler said that he and several other residents in his community are banding together in an effort to help get rid of the rampant problem for good."They (neighbors) run the johns out of here," Fowler explained, "if they see them, they follow them around the neighborhood, they make sure they cannot find a place to park.Alderwoman Sarah Martin says she is working with the St.Louis Police to stop prostitution and drug deals in the area but sting operation are costly and require a lot of police resources. They said the women were picked up on Monday between 4pm and 6pm along a stretch of South Broadway.