NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – They look like normal business cards, but the service they’re selling is illegal, state Sen. Jose Peralta says.
“These are very explicit cards with nude women with telephone numbers on them that say, ‘Please call, delivery, we will deliver,’” Peralta says.
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These cards advertising women in the prostitution industry are being found everywhere, including Corona.
“I don’t like it, and I complain many times with the guys who give the cards,” parent Maria Tepale told CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman. “They don’t say nothing – they just go away, and that’s all.”
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“Imagine you’re going to church today, on Sunday; you’re walking your kids to school,” Assemblyman Francisco Moya said. “This is what you see, and what’s worse is that when you take the train, there’s men standing around distributing this.”
One woman said her children found the cards outside of P.S. 19 near Roosevelt Avenue.
“It’s not good for the children because when they see the card, they say, ‘Oh, Mommy,’” she said, adding that it’s tough to explain them to the young children.
When the cards are thrown away, they are often picked up by kids, who sometimes use them as trading cards.
Peralta wants to make distributing the cards illegal.