Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., announced Wednesday that his office will no longer prosecute a number of prostitution-related offenses, and he additionally moved to dismiss convictions and bench warrants for thousands of cases related to those offenses, many of which went back to the 1970s and 1980s.
According to NPR, Vance stated that his office would no longer prosecute charges for prostitution, loitering for the purpose of prostitution, and unlicensed practice of the massage profession, which has historically been used to bust prostitutes.
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