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What has the capital city come to when women walking to school or work, or waiting for a bus on one of the city’s busiest streets, are regularly and brazenly propositioned? It simply shouldn’t be!

After hearing complaints, Eyewitness News Reporter Debbie Dujanovic began an undercover investigation in the area of the South City Campus of Salt Lake Community College near State Street between 1500 and 1700 South. During a three hour period in November, her producer, while undercover, was stopped by men more than a dozen times. It’s undeniable! They wanted sex!

As a result of the report, police increased patrols in the area. They made more than 50 arrests in two months. Think of it! 50 arrests! That’s stunning! But did it solve the problem? Apparently not! When the producer returned, again undercover, she was stopped by men ten times in 90 minutes. Obviously, the problem isn’t solved.

Now, the city police department is pledging to step up enforcement with even more uniformed officers assigned to the area. KSL hopes it is enough! No woman, especially young women walking innocently to and from classes at the community college should feel threatened or have to endure in any way unwanted advances from shameless male predators. In KSL’s view, every effort must be made to restore safety to that area.

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