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Cops target Johns in recent Kelowna busts

Kelowna RCMP are busting so-called Johns engaged in purchasing sex for money.

Earlier this month, the Kelowna RCMP General Investigation Section and Downtown Enforcement Unit conducted a downtown-based project focusing on the street-level sex trade by targeting the consumers of that trade, commonly referred to as Johns.

"The project was part of a continued initiative by the Kelowna RCMP to reduce crime in Kelowna," said Cst. Kris Clark, Kelowna RCMP spokesman.

As a result of the project, 11 men were arrested for Communicating for the Purpose of Obtaining Sexual Services of a Prostitute. The ages of the accused subjects range from early 30s to mid-70s. All of the accused men were released from police custody to appear in Court at a later date or attend counselling via the Prostitution Offenders Program.

The Kelowna RCMP have committed to continuing the pressure on street-level crime and prolific offenders.

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