Colorado Springs police begin putting photos solicitation convicts on Facebook

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Colorado Springs Police Department has begun posting the names and faces of men who are convicted of solicitation on the department’s Facebook page.

The first set of pictures was posted Monday and shows six men, ranging in age from 26 to 50, and includes their photo, name, age, city and when they were arrested.

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“In an effort to reduce the demand for the commercial sex trade, the names, photographs, and other public record information for those arrested for Soliciting for Prostitution will be released upon conviction for cases originating after January 1, 2015,” the department wrote on Facebook.

“It is our sincere hope that this will result in a reduction in victimization of Human Trafficking.

Police say the forming of a Human Trafficking Investigation Team last year led to numerous felony and misdemeanor arrests for trafficking related to pimping, prostitution and solicitation.

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