Friday, June 11, 1999

Canadian Press

Tories want prostitution law

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Conservatives have put forward two private member's bills aimed at clamping down on prostitution.

One of the Tory bills would allow police officers to immediately 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 the pimps of child prostitutes would face up to two years in jail and fines of up to $25,000.

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

— CP

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