Prostitution cases will no longer be prosecuted in Manhattan, New York.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is also asking a New York state judge to vacate nearly 6,000 bench warrants for the crime and dismiss associated cases dating all the way back to 1976.
All of the cases had a top charge of prostitution, unlicensed massage or loitering for the purpose of prostitution.
The new policy is a first of its' kind policy in the state.
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