Local July 16, 2018 | 1:22 pm

Prostitution steals the peace in icon tourist town

Sosua, Dominican Republic.- The rise of prostitution in the area concerns representatives of the various sectors of the tourist town, a practice they say has alienated hundreds of tourists looking for a place to enjoy with their families.

They say despite that prostitution occurs in broad daylight the the authorities don’t intervene. “Unfortunately, Sosúa is losing hundreds of visitors due to this situation,” said Julio González, a regular visitor to the area beaches.

Diario Libre reports that together with prostitution, “other dark businesses” take place here, which have robbed the tourism sector of its tranquility.

In that regard, North Coast deputy Tourism minister Julio Almonte, said the agency and law enforcement are registering the “ladies of happy life” who come to Sosúa to practice the trade, to reduce their number to a minimum.

Sources quoted by the outlet say 90% of the sex workers are Haitian.

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