Police confirm prostitution is a problem in the Princeton area and they are doing all they can do stop it. However, business owners, like owner of File N’ Style, Tina Beth Flanigan, worry that if this continues, they will lose customers,
“It does not look good when we have prostitutes standing in front of our business,” Flanigan said.
Flanigans’ salon has been on Thorne St. for almost a year now. This is the very location where Princeton Police Department arrested three men who were attempting to pick up prostitutes.
She said she wonders if these types of crimes are keeping away customers.
“You know it is hard for clients to come in and out of the building when prostitutes are getting picked up right in front of us,” Flanigan said.
The Princeton Police Department has been working to solve this problem, one sting at a time. Detective, S. Severt, said they are taking a new approach to tackling this issue.
“We hope that by targeting the johns, that they will put an end to trying to pick up these women and them not being supplied with money will hopefully keep them off the street, and they’ll have to find something else to do for money,” Severt said.
Flanigan said she could not be happier knowing that something is being done.
“It’s great to see that the police are making an effort to put a stop to it,” Flanigan said.
If anyone witnesses prostitution, call the local police department.