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Ms. Plaxton shows a complete lack of understanding of the criminal law relating to street prositution.

"At present, those caught soliciting prostitutes can be arrested and bailed but then it has to be proved they coerced the woman into prostitution."

That's wrong for a start. Section 51A SOA 2003 does not require any sort of coercion.

"This would mean kerb crawling or approaching prostitutes would be a crime in itself, with no need to prove coercion."

It's already an offence for a person in a street or public place to solicit another for the purpose of obtaining sexual services as a prostitute. As mentioned above there's no need to prove coercion.

"If someone is caught kerb crawling they can be arrested and bailed. But in order to get a conviction it has to be proved the woman was coerced into prostitution. This is the case usually for street prostitution but the law makes it very difficult to bring a conviction."

Wrong again. Lots of people get convicted or cautioned for kerbcrawling/soliciting.

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Good posts by Silerado and punterspride, perception is reality so don't forget to up vote (click green/red arrows) pro-punting coments, even visitors can do this.

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