San Antonio's south side continues to battle prostitution

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by Sarah Forgany / KENS 5

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Posted on August 24, 2010 at 11:19 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 25 at 7:51 AM

SAN ANTONIO  -- For years, prostitution has plagued the south side. Despite heavy policing, prostitutes continue in a viscious cycle of getting out of jail then returning to the streets.

But now, there is a new effort to combat the crime. Councilwoman Jennifer Ramos tells KENS 5 the aim is to create a prostitution-free corridor for the worst streets in District 3. Those include Roosevelt, Presa and Zarzamora. In District 2, the targets are Cherry and Hackberry.

Under a newly implemented measure by the District Attorney's office, a prostitute can only bond out of jail if she agrees to stay 1,000 feet away from the roadway where she was arrested. Meanwhile, San Antonio Police are enforcing the rule and policing the area heavily.

Ramos tells us her district has suffered for decades as a result of drugs and prostitution.

She hopes the extra policing and the bond condition will weed out prostitutes in the problematic streets.
 

 

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