Concern over prostitutes in the vicinity of schools

Image by Flickr user telethonImage by 20080831hookers.jpg Classically, hooking is a night problem, but it's visible as children go to school.

The number of prostitutes in the vicinity of three downtown schools has educators and citizens unnerved.

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Upper King Street in the range from Race and Grove streets has proved at hot spot for prostitution arrests.

The Post and Courier reports that ladies of the night are visible on Upper King Street as children go to James Simons Elementary, Charleston Catholic School Charleston Charter School for Math & Science. The paper says in part:
As children trudged to three nearby schools one morning last week, a woman who admitted to working the streets chatted with a Charleston County schools crossing guard. A city councilman who lives nearby said he's had to chase male and female prostitutes off his porch.

The paper goes on to discuss the problem, how it compares to North Charleston's more voluminous arrests, and how the police are handling the issue.

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