Baldwin Co. out does Escambia again

PNJ columnist Reggie Dogan will be pleased to know that Baldwin County has better prostitution than Escambia County…or at least they can arrest more people when they have a sting operation.

The Mobile Press Register reports that between mid-January and the first of this month, Baldwin County police arrested 75 people — mostly men — on prostitution-related charges.

Democratic congressional hopeful Ben Lodmell was the operation’s only publicly recognizable name. Aside from the 36-year-old Mobilian vying for the congressional seat held by U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Mobile, the list of arrested men reads fairly anonymously.

According to arrest reports from Gulf Shores, for example, there was a self-employed sound engineer from Pensacola, a Gulf Shores Realtor and a U.S. Marine Corps avionics technician. One of the women arrested is a team leader at a Panhandle Whataburger restaurant.

The article doesn’t say how much the prostitutes charged but I bet it was more than $25 – as reported was the rate for some hookers in Brownsville.

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