50 clients of street prostitutes fined

27th July 2006, Comments 0 comments

27 July 2006, BRUSSELS — Some 50 clients of street prostitutes have been fined in Antwerp in the past six months.

27 July 2006

BRUSSELS — Some 50 clients of street prostitutes have been fined in Antwerp in the past six months.

The Antwerp City Council has been fining the clients of the city's illegal street prostitutes since February this year.

Six months after imposing the measure, the city said it is very pleased with the results, news service VRT reported on Thursday.

"We wanted to get the prostitutes out of the Atheneum district," Public Safety Alderman Dirk Grootjans said.

"I hear from many people that the trouble has effectively declined. It is therefore a successful approach."

Street prostitution is now illegal in the Atheneum city district.

"Especially drug addicted marginal prostitutes remained working there, but they are now disappearing from the street scene."

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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