Complaints flood in after public sex ban

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SINCE the municipal law came into effect in Malaga banning sexual activities in public less than 200 metres from homes or businesses, Local Police have handled 200 complaints. Most of the complaints registered since January, are against prostitutes although others are against their clients, and there have been a further 100 cautions issued.

The local Councillor for Citizen Participation, Immigration and Development Cooperation, Julio Andrade, has said that prostitution has practically disappeared on the Guadalhorce Industrial Estate – where it was once rife – as a result of the new law and enforcement by police.

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Prostitutes and clients found to be flouting the law can be fined between €750 and €1,500.

In February, 30 Malaga prostitutes abandoned their usual corners and gathered on the roundabouts of the Azucarera-Intelhorce road to protest against the new regulations.

Some say that the increased police presence has caused their takings to fall by 80 per cent as customers are afraid to stop.


 

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