Hawaii Law Allowing Police To Have Sex With Prostitutes Stirs Outrage

by Admin on March 25, 2014

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Hawaii civil rights groups and victims’ advocates are fighting to strike down the law allowing police officers to have sex with prostitutes.

The Hawaii police, however,  have went on record stating that they need the flexibility the law provides to have sex with prostitutes to perform their job.  The Hawaii police justify their stance by claiming that if the law enforcement exemption allowing sex was abolished, prostitutes would engage in “cop checking.” In other words, they would demand that sex occur before money changes hands so they could filter out police posing as customers.

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According to Hawaii licensed attorney, Joe Leeds, managing partner of Chaninat and Leeds law firm the main defect with the police’ argument is that solicitation of prostitutes does not require an overt sex act. The mere verbal offer of commercial sex is illegal under Hawaii Penal Code section 7/2-1207.   Therefore the police should be able to investigate prostitutes and make arrests without fully consummating the sex act.

A Hawaii legislature committee is expected to consider new proposals concerning the law the week commencing 31 March 2014.

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