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St. Louis police take new approach to 'johns'

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 15, 2014 at 9:13 a.m.

ST. LOUIS — Men who prowl the streets of St. Louis for prostitutes can expect a brightly colored postcard in the mail — from police.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that in an effort to curb prostitution, police are targeting, and perhaps humiliating, the "johns" who use the services. The postcards mailed to the homes of those charged with trying to pick up prostitutes will offer a reminder about spreading sexually transmitted diseases, along with listing the court date.

Solicitation is an ordinance violation carrying a penalty often no harsher than a fine. Police hope the postcards are an attention-grabber that deters johns. They are rolling out the program this week in two neighborhoods where residents have complained of prostitution.

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