Human Traffic Watch

‘Hospitality Ordinance’ in the works to combat sex trafficking and prostitution in RivCo

In Forced Labor, Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on February 12, 2013 at 9:39 am

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors today directed staff to draw up tentative provisions for a possible ordinance to crack down on hotels and motels that cater to prostitutes and their clients.

(Flickr/Tom Hilton)

(Flickr/Tom Hilton)

“Prostitution, combined with drug abuse, is a prevalent problem,” said

Supervisor Jeff Stone, who proposed implementing an anti-pandering measure encompassing all of the county’s unincorporated communities.

Read, Suspected pimp and prostitutes arrested during undercover sting in Moreno Valley.

“We need a multi-pronged approach to regulate the hotel-motel industry,” he said. “There need to be disincentives to providing a place for this type of activity.”

Source: SWRNN

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