| RIO DE JENEIRO – Police on Tuesday arrested four people suspected of pasting advertisements promoting prostitution on public telephone booths in Copacabana. The small posters featured images of naked women – usually faceless – along with pornographic solicitations, reported RJTV.
Prostitution Ads (Photo: RJTV)
Pasting advertisements of any kind in public telephone booths is constitutes vandalism against public property and carries a penalty of up to three years in prison.
According to police, three women who were at the scene when agents arrived were taken to the police station. At another site, police found a transvestite pasting the ads.
The three women who were arrested denied that they had pasted the ads on the phone booth. The transvestite said he didn’t know that pasting pamphlets was a crime.
Since the beginning of the operation, 15 people have been taken to the police station. Each of them may be indicted and face prison.
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