Boston police want to send prostitution customers to 'John school'

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The city is stepping up efforts to shame prostitution customers — including the prospect of sending them off to "john school” to teach about the horror of human trafficking.

It’s all part of a police initiative to reduce the online sex trade in the city by 20 percent over the next year.

“(The johns) are fueling a violent, violent industry where young people get harmed, and many never come back from that,” said Lt. Donna Gavin, head of the police department’s Human Trafficking Unit. “It’s not OK to come into our community, exploit our young people and then go home in the suburbs where you think no one’s ever going to know.”

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