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Police erect barricades on McMicken to curb prostitution

Cincinnati police are erecting temporary barricades on portions of McMicken Street to keep people from cruising for prostitutes in a part of the city where sex trafficking has been rampant.

In order to combat increasing prostitution offenses on McMicken Street from Over-the-Rhine through the Clifton Heights and University Heights area, the Cincinnati police department began erecting temporary barricades on the street today to curb the cruising for prostitutes there.

The barricades are going up temporarily at three locations on McMicken – just east of Straight Street at Kottman Street, just west of Freeman Street, east of the Brighton overpass; and east of Race Street in Over-the-Rhine.

It is part of an effort the Cincinnati Police Department is calling the McMicken Path (People Against Trafficking Humans). The police department is working with social service agencies, neighborhood groups and business associations  on the project.

Howard Wilkinson is in his 50th year of covering politics on the local, state and national levels.