There are studies showing an increase in the crime rate, especially sexually- related offenses, in neighborhoods that contain an adult entertainment facility.We are fascinated by this, and trying to hunt down the studies. As soon as we find them, we'll update this post; in the meantime, here's the rest of her e-mail:
I am by no means suggesting that by entering an adult entertainment facility an individual automatically obtains a disposition to commit a sexual assault against another person.We'll keep you updated as negotiations continue.
I am, however, taking a hard look at the data that suggests the adult entertainment industry does have a responsibility towards assisting women who have been assaulted, in similar fashion to the way gambling facilities contribute towards anti-gambling programs and in the way tobacco companies contribute to smoking cessation programs.
Since introducing Senate Bill 3348, meaningful conversations are happening with the adult entertainment industry. I am hopeful as we continue our discussions that reasonable legislation can be advanced that fulfills my goal of protecting victims of sexual assault.