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The Peoria Journal Star editorial board wrote the July 1, 2005 editorial "Keep Peoria Sex Trade Off The Web" that stated:

“Peoria’s plan to put pictures of alleged prostitutes and their customers on the Web just doesn’t feel right. Whatever happen to innocent until proven guilty?…

We are impressed with the arguments made by Kevin Lyons, Peoria County’s law-and-order state’s attorney. Mistakes can be made, he says. The wrong persons can be arrested. Charges can be dropped. Not many people who call up the Web site to see if they can find anyone they know will take all of this into consideration…

Not that shame doesn’t have its place. The Journal Star publishes names of those who are charged with soliciting for prostitution (though not those who are just arrested). That is embarrassing, even without a pictorial highlight. It is also newsworthy. Neighborhood associations are free to post photos on Web sites of their own, should they think that useful. Governments should refrain.”

July 1, 2005