Thursday, June 10, 1999

Tough anti-prostitution laws for Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — The Conservative Party in Nova Scotia has put forward two private members bills aimed at getting tough on prostitution.

Premier Russell MacLellan says he is willing to give the proposed legislation serious consideration.

One of the bills would allow police officers to seize a vehicle when a driver is charged with a prostitution-related offence.

The other contains special penalties for people involved in child prostitution.

The customers and pimps of child prostitutes would face up to two years in jail and fines of as much as $25,000.

The bill would also allow the police to confine child prostitutes for up to 72 hours in their family home or a safe house.

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