27 Charged in Prostitution Sting Due in Court, Today
27 men arrested after a Regional Police prostitution sting in downtown Sydney are due in court, today.
Last month, police released a list with names of the men who were charged with obtaining sexual services after a seven-day investigation.
The investigation saw officers posing as prostitutes in downtown Sydney as part of an undercover operation.
Regional Police set up a task force and later launched the operation after getting complaints about prostitution from downtown business owners.
The charges against the 27 men are being brought under Ottawa’s new prostitution laws that say buying sex is illegal but selling it is not.
The Harper Government brought in the new legislation after the Supreme Court struck down Canada’s old prostitution laws in December of 2013.