Authorities deliberately confront prostitution in the North Coast
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.-Justice minister Francisco Dominguez on Tuesday said his prosecutors and other authorities decidedly confront the prostitution affecting the North Coast, especially Sosua township.
He said the authorities have a new strategy to deal with prostitution involving Dominicans and foreigners in Sosúa, in coordination with the Tourism and Interior and Police ministries.
Dominguez said over several months Sosúa business leaders and representatives from social organizations have expressed concern about the increasing presence of sex workers on the streets of the town, so much so that it has affected family tourism in the entire North Coast.
The official said several businesses have shuttered in Sosúa during his tenure but acknowledged that this practice remains latent in the streets, despite the efforts.
July 5, 2016
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