“Hawaii Police Call for ‘Undercover’ Prostitution Law” by BBC News

In this article, BBC News reveals the requests of Hawaiian police officials to keep a measure in the law to allow undercover investigators to have sex with prostituted women.  This is an excerpt from a recent article posted by BBC News.  The source of this article is http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-26687065

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“Police officials in the US state of Hawaii have asked the state’s legislature to keep a measure in the law allowing undercover investigators to have sex with prostitutes.

The authorities say it enables them to catch criminals in the act. Critics say it could hurt women who are already victims of sex trafficking.

Local police have not said how often the provision has been used.

The measure has already passed the state House of Representatives.

It is expected to be heard in a Senate committee on Friday.

‘Further trauma’

‘It’s a really murky area,’ Democratic state Representative Karl Rhoads told local media.

‘This is one area where I did defer to [authorities] and say, ‘I hope you’re not having sex with prostitutes.’

An anti-prostitution bill introduced this legislative session was originally written to close the police exemption. But following police testimony, the exemption was restored.”

This is a significantly shortened excerpt.  To read the full article, please visit the BBC News website. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-26687065