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Cory Silverberg

Police Officers Have Sex with Prostitutes

By February 15, 2006

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At first glance, if you've ever talked to sex workers who work on the street, this headline won’t seem surprising. But the news behind it is. The Washington Post reports on a Spotsylvania County sheriff who is allowing officers to not only solicit sex services from prostitutes in an effort to bust them, but actually receive sexual services (in some cases more than once) before making arrests.

How this is legitimate (because it certainly isn’t legal) is unclear, but according to the report, sheriff Howard D. Smith is “a pretty smart guy”. If you read the entire article be sure to note the less than veiled racism and jumped on opportunities taken to refer to prostitutes as unintelligent. Sigh.

Washington Post - Spotsylvania Deputies Receive Sex Services in Prostitution Cases

NBC4.com - Sheriff Defends Detectives Allegedly Having Sex To Bust Prostitutes

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