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Q:

And of course in this context, a man who has had a heterosexual relationship that he was afraid of revealing...

Koch:

The same thing, exactly the same thing.

Q:

You mentioned that you opposed pimps. Is this because they represent public solicitation?

Koch:

No. I think there's something wrong with making money on flesh. That's really what it is, plus the fact that they engage in criminality in a great number of cases and are preying on these women. Now, I don't want to say for a moment that a lot of these women don't want their pimps -- they do. I mean there's a certain illness there. I'm not a sociologist or a doctor, but the little reading that I've done on the subject, shows that there are lots of women who would go into bereavement if they didn't have their pimp to come home and be beaten by. I can see that may be a puritanical aspect in me -- there are certain puritanical codes that I have -- and one of them is: I don't like pimps.

Q:

Now, when you mentioned that you opposed public solicitation, does this mean strictly on the public streets? Or to put it another way, do you include solication in a bar? -- where the bar may actually be organized partly for this purpose?



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