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Sunday, March 03, 2024

Man reports prostitute, receives fine

Police fined a Madison man Tuesday after he called authorities to report a prostitute's lack of service despite having paid to receive ""everything.""

The man, 22, was fined $681 after he told an officer he knew prostitution was illegal but ""felt the police would get his payment back for him,"" according to Madison Police Department Spokesperson Joel DeSpain.

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The young man explained to the police officer he thought the $200 price for the prostitute would encompass ""everything,"" according to the report.

""He did get something, but was told ‘everything' would actually be another $100,"" DeSpain said in a statement.

According to the report, the officer said he would not get the man's money back since it was used to commit a crime, even if he could identify the prostitute.

""In the eyes of a 22-year-old customer, he had just been victimized in a classic bait-and-switch, paid for services not rendered, and he reached out to police to make him whole again,"" DeSpain said in a statement.

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