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Intellectually-Disabled Woman Charged With Prostitution

Laura Berte said her daughter has a mental capacity of a 9 year old. She said Allie, though now 20, was in special classes at Ashley High school, but was still on the honor roll for her level. This would be Allie’s senior year of high school.

“My daughter’s not a criminal,” said Laura Berte. “She doesn’t have the mental capacity to come up with this idea on her own. This is bigger than her and bigger than most people in this community know, and it’s happening right underneath our noses.”

Even if we continue to outlaw prostitution, we have got to decriminalize prostitutes.