Crackdown on Escort Ads

november 12, 2002  02:32 pm
The Montreal police's organized-crime division urges local papers to reconsider running escort agency ads or face charges for solicitation, the Globe and Mail reports. In Canada, prostitution itself is not illegal, but solicitation for sex is. AAN member NOW Magazine in Toronto has been through this kind of crackdown before, the newspaper reports. In 1990, 14 counts of "communicating for the purpose of prostitution" were brought against it, but the Crown later dropped the case.