Not sure if you remember a few years ago when a man was arrested for setting up a sexual encounter with an undercover cop that he thought was a minor. A judge through the case out, because as he said, “It would be like charging someone for killing Mickey Mouse.” Well, the SFPD are at it again, creating crime;
SIOUX FALLS, SD -Three men face charges following a prostitution customer sting done by Sioux Falls Police.
Authorities say the men contacted undercover female officers posing as prostitutes by phone and through internet ads. The men are now charged with hiring for Sexual Activity.
Those arrested Thursday are: Adam Alrubaie, 52, of Hartford; Daniel Joseph Klecker, 63, of Sioux Falls; and Mitchell Allen Whitefield, 30, of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Police say the operation is part of investigations dealing with prostitution and human trafficking in the Sioux Falls area.
Is prostitution a problem in Sioux Falls? Yes. It has been for a very long time, and I commend the SFPD for stepping up. But shouldn’t they be concentrating on catching ACTUAL prostitutes and Johns hiring these women? Placing FAKE ads online and ‘posing’ as prostitutes is only creating a crime where one was not present. You could argue that the SFPD department is actually the guilty party in this matter, since they are the ones placing the ads. What further frustrates me about this practice is that we are constantly hearing from county officials that they need more money for the courts and law enforcement – here’s a suggestion, stop creating criminal situations, and go after ACTUAL criminals instead of creating new ones.