Sex Workers 100 Yards!
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Parking signs in New Zealand are being damaged by prostitutes who are poledancing in the street to attract customers, a report reveals. More than 40 street signs have been wrecked in the past 18 months, resulting in thousands of dollars in damages. The report released by the Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board states “the poles are part of their soliciting equipment and they often snap them. Some of the prostitutes are big, strong people.” Locals hope the report will enable them to convince Parliament to prohibit sex workers from straying into certain areas of the city. The Auckland Council Regulation of Prostitution in Specified Places Bill is currently being vetted before Parliament. Mayor Len Brown believes this could bring an end to the “unrestricted use of public space” and offer residents some reprieve. “There is no doubt that the sex trade is enjoying its unrestricted use of public space and is possibly the only industry in New Zealand to enjoy such status. “Other industries must comply with licences or special authority of some kind. The street sector of prostitution faces no such constraints.” This isn’t the council’s first run-in with the local sex trade, however. Other incidents include a transvestite who attacked an elderly woman with a shopping trolley before laying across the bonnet of her car. A month later, another transvestite was caught undressing in front of a bus full of schoolchildren. Resident John Lee told station TVNZ that an incident involving a couple having sex against a fence inspired him to leave the community. “My ten-year-old daughter was awake and screamed out at them. Others complained about the city’s reputation as a red light district. “We had a parcel delivered to us recently and the address was ‘Hooker’s Corner’ and it found its way to us with no problems whatsoever” The report also states that prostitutes have been known to relieve themselves on locals’ property and dispose of used condoms and drug paraphernalia in the street. The New Zealand government refuses to comment on the report but credits the tough economic climate for the recent surge in prostitution in the country. Here’s hoping their next budget includes sturdier street signs.