Gulfport Police Crack Down On Prostitution - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

05/23/05

Gulfport Police Crack Down On Prostitution

We hit the streets of West Gulfport with Captain Pat Pope around 4 p.m.on Thursday afternoon. And the operation was in full force within 30 minutes, with the help of a gentleman soliciting sex from two undercover female police officers.

"Getting a lot of complaints in the area. Seen a rise in the last several months in that area of these type of complaints and we've been working this for the last couple of months but this is the first time we've actually gone out and tried to go after the clients," Captain Pope said.

In this new operation of taking down the "johns", as soon as the so-called client offers money, that person is arrested and charged with aiding prostitution.

All in a day's work of keeping the streets of the city clean and safe.

Captain Pope said this will be an ongoing operation.

By Karla Redditte

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