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Anaheim May Start Naming Convicted Johns

by Salvatore P. Ciulla on January 26, 2015 · 0 comments

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The Anaheim City Council will be voting on a measure to publish the names of convicted johns and distribute them to local media outlets.

 

Anaheim will be following the lead of Orange County, which already distributes the lists of names of men who have been convicted of soliciting sex. The names are given to media outlets for publication in hopes that shame may be a more powerful motivator than arrest would. Photos of each individual will also appear on the District Attorney’s website.

 

Anaheim is the only city in Orange County that handles it’s own local misdemeanors, so Orange County already publishes the names of those arrested anywhere else in the county. Those arrested for prostitution would not be listed, since many times the women are underage girls or sex trafficking victims.

 

In California, the penalty for solicitation or prostitution is a misdemeanor charge that carries up to a 6-month stay in county jail and a fine of $1,000. An individual does not have to engage in a sex act to be charged with solicitation. All a person has to do is make an offer to another individual or accept an offer from someone. Because the fines and penalties are so small, and the social pressure to put a stop to prostitution is so heavy, officials are hoping the new plan will be more effective than fines and jail time alone.

 

The Law Office of Salvatore Ciulla located in Orange County, California, represents individuals accused of murder and manslaughter, aggravated assault, burglary, theft and embezzlement, child abuse and domestic violence, narcotics possession and sales, drunk driving (DUI) and vehicular homicide, sexual assault and three strikes cases. We also take Juvenile Court cases and all misdemeanor offenses.

 

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