Mar 26, 2011 2:49 PM by AP posted By James H Egbert

Bigger penalties for soliciting prostitutes gains backing

DENVER (AP) - A bill tacking on much bigger penalties for soliciting a prostitute has won initial backing in the Colorado Senate. Lawmakers supported the change yesterday with no debate.

The measure adds a minimum $5,000 fine for the crime of buying sex, up to a maximum of $10,000. The money would go to so-called "john schools" to teach men about human trafficking. Current fines can be as low as $75.



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