RICHMOND (KCBS)— Prostitution has been an ongoing problem in Richmond especially along high-traffic areas like 23rd Street, but police are now turning to social media to discourage those who pay for sex.
Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said Tuesday was the first time the police department posted pictures of busted Johns on social media.READ MORE: Asian American Attacks: San Francisco Police Identify Suspect in Market Street Stabbing of 2 Women
Jim Chiaroni owns an auto body shop on 23rd and said he often sees prostitutes walking the street and that some even come into his shop.
“Some of them probably sell drugs, carry weapons; all of these things can be put together. The only way to stop it is to get the Richmond City Council and mayor interested,” he said.READ MORE: Pedestrian Hit, Killed By Vehicle In Sunnyvale