Camden also looks at making men face up to their sexual urges
[Extracts] KERB crawlers who plague Kings Cross could be barred from the notorious red light district or be forced to take courses to confront their sexual urges.
Sarah Walker, of the English Collective of Prostitutes, based in Kentish Town Road, Kentish Town, said she would oppose any move to crack down on kerb crawlers because it “would make women more vulnerable”.
“The clients would want women to jump into their car more quickly if they knew they were being watched, giving the women less time to judge the situation,” she said.
“We also fear any ASBOs (anti-social behaviour orders) issued against clients are much more likely to be used against Black or Asian men.
“If people want to help these women they should start by abolishing the prostitution laws and let them work from premises rather then in the street.
“Going for the client looks like a quick fix but you must look at the consequences.”
Ham & High, 26 July 2002, P.2. Piers Eady