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Judge's Special Court Leads Some Ex-Prostitutes Off Streets | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

There are 35 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from May 9, 2011, titled Judge's Special Court Leads Some Ex-Prostitutes Off Streets | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News. In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

A judge is taking on prostitution by establishing a special court that has helped lead some women off the streets.

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The Joker

Reynoldsburg, OH

#2 May 10, 2011
Get this judge off the bench!
Positivity

Columbus, OH

#3 May 10, 2011
This is exactly what we need....what a great man to come up with this and follow through with it. Someone finally realizes that young girls don't wake up one day and decide to be prostitutes. We need to stop the cycles. Great work Judge Herbert!!
Gloria

Washington, DC

#4 May 10, 2011
Good work Judge Herbert!
Angsto

Reynoldsburg, OH

#5 May 10, 2011
He's a judge and not a social worker. He needs to do his job and let the defense and social workers do theirs. Dispensation should be granted to some degree for people working a program to rehabilitate themselves. Too often I've seen in court on drug cases where the judge says they don't care the defendant has been doing drug rehab post arrest.

BTW wasn't Herbert Clerk of Courts when his chief deputy was paying his girlfriend not to work? Wasn't that prostitution or atleast sexual harassment for those who wouldn't spread their legs at work?

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#6 May 10, 2011
high praises for this but you know what else? legal regulated houses of prostitution (health tests, drug tests, pay and benefits) would dry up a lot of the customer demand which would also help reduce women forced into prostitution.
It is done in some countries and a few places in the US. why not everywhere?
UNREAL

Columbus, OH

#7 May 10, 2011
Judge Herbert deserves high praises from the community. He's one of the very best!
DO WHAT

Columbus, OH

#8 May 10, 2011
The Joker wrote:
Get this judge off the bench!
Get him off the bench?? Are you nuts?! Paul Herbert is a good judge who is trying his best to help these women. Not every woman who turns tricks does so because she wants to. Many of them are forced to. Maybe you should do some research on the topic before you critize others. Prostitution can be changed and the women can become productive members of socitey.
KES

Pataskala, OH

#9 May 10, 2011
Funny how this judge likes to help whores out but when I was falsely arrested for OVI and the person who was the one driving testified in court stating that, he forced me to please guilty by threatening to put me in jail for 6 months - on a first time offense no less. Refused any type of diversion program, etc. This judge forced me to move out of the place I had been living and move in with relatives because of the financial burden it cost to try to clear my name and almost lost my job. No praise here.

“Defecting to Mexico”

Since: Sep 09

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#10 May 10, 2011
A story about someone doing something right and ethical for the community? Am I on the right website?
WOW

Columbus, OH

#11 May 10, 2011
A Bipolar Guy wrote:
high praises for this but you know what else? legal regulated houses of prostitution (health tests, drug tests, pay and benefits) would dry up a lot of the customer demand which would also help reduce women forced into prostitution.
It is done in some countries and a few places in the US. why not everywhere?
You must be a "PIMP"
WOW

Columbus, OH

#12 May 10, 2011
KES wrote:
Funny how this judge likes to help whores out but when I was falsely arrested for OVI and the person who was the one driving testified in court stating that, he forced me to please guilty by threatening to put me in jail for 6 months - on a first time offense no less. Refused any type of diversion program, etc. This judge forced me to move out of the place I had been living and move in with relatives because of the financial burden it cost to try to clear my name and almost lost my job. No praise here.
Because you were going to committ murder. That is what you people are capable of who drive under the influence..........that's the difference.
Sarah Sharf

Columbus, OH

#13 May 10, 2011
PSH. I could do better
ChrisS

Columbus, OH

#14 May 10, 2011
It all starts with "mama's boyfriend." Almost every single time you hear that the girl ran away from home because of abuse by momma's boyfriend.

That puts the blame squarely on momma's shoulders. The scumbag women that have children while unmarried and then have a parade of sex partners in and out of their homes are the single biggest cause of prostitution.
Yvonne Baisden

Sunbury, OH

#15 May 10, 2011
Judge Herbert is one of the angels god has working in the court system. This is just the kind of change needed. Hopefully other judges will look at what is driving the repetitive offendors. Sure it involves thought, work, committment, and support. But, just as the savings seen by the CATCH program, it can be well worth it.
John

Columbus, OH

#16 May 10, 2011
KES wrote:
Funny how this judge likes to help whores out but when I was falsely arrested for OVI and the person who was the one driving testified in court stating that, he forced me to please guilty by threatening to put me in jail for 6 months - on a first time offense no less. Refused any type of diversion program, etc. This judge forced me to move out of the place I had been living and move in with relatives because of the financial burden it cost to try to clear my name and almost lost my job. No praise here.
Should have been selling your butt on the street and not driving on it. Cry me a river lol
NotDrunk

Galloway, OH

#17 May 10, 2011
KES wrote:
Funny how this judge likes to help whores out but when I was falsely arrested for OVI and the person who was the one driving testified in court stating that, he forced me to please guilty by threatening to put me in jail for 6 months - on a first time offense no less. Refused any type of diversion program, etc. This judge forced me to move out of the place I had been living and move in with relatives because of the financial burden it cost to try to clear my name and almost lost my job. No praise here.
Usually the louder they protest, the guiltier they are.
SocialWorker

Galloway, OH

#18 May 10, 2011
ChrisS wrote:
It all starts with "mama's boyfriend." Almost every single time you hear that the girl ran away from home because of abuse by momma's boyfriend.
That puts the blame squarely on momma's shoulders. The scumbag women that have children while unmarried and then have a parade of sex partners in and out of their homes are the single biggest cause of prostitution.
Wow. You missed your calling as a social worker.
Jaytee

New York, NY

#19 May 10, 2011
ChrisS wrote:
It all starts with "mama's boyfriend." Almost every single time you hear that the girl ran away from home because of abuse by momma's boyfriend.
That puts the blame squarely on momma's shoulders. The **** women that have children while unmarried and then have a parade of sex partners in and out of their homes are the single biggest cause of prostitution.
Hmmm, prostitution is supposedly the oldest profession in the world...were women' allowed to have boyfriends running in and out of the house in the Bible because prostitutes have been around since then? I think an unmarried pregnant woman was so obstracized her existence was very lonely. What are you smoking??
Lisabeth

Columbus, OH

#21 May 10, 2011
I had the honor of serving on Municipal Court Jury Duty earlier this year and Judge Herbert spoke to us. He is such a kind person (as are all the Judges I met ), concerned and involved. Thanks Judge Herbert for making a difference!!
Whitney Hayes

Westerville, OH

#22 May 10, 2011
This is such an amazing story! Judge Herbert is speaking at an event we are hosting on Otterbein University campus called SEX SPEAKS: Raising Awareness About Human Trafficking in Central Ohio on Thursday May 26th. I can't wait to hear his story in person. It is so awesome and so encouraging to see that something like this is getting news coverage!=)

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