BEIJING, Jan. 7 (Xinhuanet) -- Dallas is taking a new approach to the world's oldest profession - prostitutes. Police treat prostitutes not only as sex criminal but also as sex crime victims, offering many a chance to clean up and get off the streets.
The prostitutes can make a choice: Go to rehab or go to jail. The program's advocates achnowledge its success has been limited -- about half of the 375 women have chosen rehab, and just 21 have turned their lives around. But authorities say they're gaining the women's trust and have gotten clues on unsolved crimes.