Sex workers have wrecked more than 40 parking signs in the last 18 months by using them to solicit clients, a tell-all-book on South Auckland street workers claims.
The Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board released the book detailing business owners and residents dealings with street prostitutes today in their fight to ban them from working near homes, schools and sports grounds.
In the book, Donna Lee, the manager of the Hunters Corner and central Papatoetoe business districts, claims sex workers, among other things, are damaging public property
"Prostitutes use these (street sign poles) as dancing poles," she claims.
"The poles are part of their soliciting equipment and they often snap them. Some of the prostitutes are big, strong people."
Lee said she didn't receive complaints from business people anymore because they've "given up on getting any help" and simply go about cleaning up their properties which involved picking up condoms, drugs and faeces.
"We quite literally deal with human waste every day."
All of this sort of activity needs to be criminalised again.
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