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A sex meter taxing street walkers is to stay after raising 30,000 GBP in the first year in Bonn, Germany.

Town Hall officials had installed the meter, a converted car parking machine, as a trial in a notorious kerb crawling district of the city.

Now hookers pay 5 GBP a night to work, regardless of how many punters they attract.

"We are satisfied and plan to continue levying the tax," a city spokesman said, adding that they planned to also modify other parking meters to charge local street walkers.

In total, the city raised nearly 500,000 GBP a year from licensing street walkers, brothels and sex clubs.

German Herald





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