Montgomery Co. Council aims to crack down on prostitution

WASHINGTON — Soliciting a prostitute is already a criminal offense, but in Montgomery County, lawmakers are taking another look at ways to go after the problem.

A bill being sponsored by Montgomery County Council members Tom Hucker and Craig Rice would allow police to issue civil citations for prostitution. It would be $500 for the first offense and $750 for each subsequent offense.

The bill is being introduced in a council session Tuesday; a public hearing is scheduled for Oct. 20 at 1:30 p.m.

As a Maryland State Delegate, Hucker supported bills aimed at stopping human trafficking and prostitution.

WTOP’s Kate Ryan contributed to this report.

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