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Community complaints lead to crackdown on prostitution in Oshawa

Complaints throughout communities in Oshawa have led to a crackdown on prostitution.

Over the past few months, Durham Police have arrested 11 sex trade workers and 14 male customers after neighbourhood residents said they were frustrated by the traffic disruption, noise, drug deals and violent crime.

Durham Police Chief Mike Ewles said the service is dedicated to keeping neighbourhoods safe in light of the recent court decision lifting the ban on brothels.

Ewles said the service will continue to enforce ‘communicate for the purposes’ infractions because that part of the prostitution law has not been struck down. 

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