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Yakima Police to Release Name, Picture of Prostitutes

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YAKIMA, Wash.--Yakima Police are dropping the hammer when it comes to prostitution.
 
If you get caught and formally charged with prostitution, there's a good chance everyone is going to know who you are.
 
Police said they spend a lot of time and money dealing with problems along North First Street, and they're tired of it. They started conducting emphasis patrols and prostitution stings around that area both in uniform and undercover.
 
Police said they recently arrested ten people. Soon, their pictures and names will be released for everyone to see.
    
"If you're going to come to Yakima, you're going to come to the area where prostitutes are soliciting sex for money that if you get caught and you get charged anyone and everybody is going to have the opportunity to know who you are," said Captain Rod Light with the Yakima Police Department.
 
Police said they're currently working closely with their legal division to provide as much information to the media about the women and men charged with the crime.
 
Officers said this is intended to make a statement that prostitution will not be tolerated in the City of Yakima.
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