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Some call them ladies of the evening, Charleston sc hookers they often can be found strolling the upper stretches of King Street well past dawn. And they're not all ladies. As children trudged to three nearby schools one morning last week, a woman who admitted to working the streets chatted with a Charleston County schools crossing guard.
A city councilman who lives nearby said he's had Charleston sc hookers chase male and female prostitutes off his porch. Nice cars — you'd be surprised. The odd mix of streetwalkers and school children has become part of the morning landscape on Upper King. City Councilman James Lewis said he received complaints around the end of last school year about teachers being solicited as they arrived for work. Lewis lives nearby and said King Street between Race and Grove streets has been a trouble spot for some time. As obvious as the prostitution is now, residents, civic leaders and school officials say things have gotten better.
Alma Dungee, credited a police crackdown with helping improve the situation since early summer. Yet Charleston police have tallied relatively few prostitution arrests during the past few years. Inthey made 24 such arrests — an average of two per month— compared with in North Charleston — almost one a day.
Tonatte Mitchell, a member of Charleston's vice squad, not related to Councilman Mitchell. Complaints spurred the arrest of two men on prostitution charges near King and Race streets in early August, as well as two others near Meeting and Huger streets in April. Tonatte Mitchell said the city made the arrests using a female decoy. Street-level drug dealing seems to be Charleston sc hookers much greater concern for city residents, according to the vice officer. Lewis said the two problems go hand in hand. Fred McKay, principal at Charleston Catholic, said that things were much worse a few years ago.
He said police patrols have helped, though he doesn't consider it just a law-enforcement problem.
He's also worried about nearby boarded-up buildings that seem to attract a range of criminal activity. Lynn Owings, the new principal at Simons Elementary, said she wasn't aware of any problems but didn't work at the school last year. Robert Mitchell, the city councilman, isn't sure where the prostitutes come from; he doesn't see them in the daytime.
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