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Education for men caught in prostitution sting

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont law enforcement officials say seven men caught in a South Burlington prostitution sting will be offered education instead of prosecution.

Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan announced Wednesday that the seven men implicated in the sting will attend a class about prostitution instead of going to court.

Last month police posted a fake prostitution advertisement and said they received 40 responses in six hours.

Six men were from Vermont and one was from New Hampshire. They had been scheduled to appear in superior court in Burlington on Thursday.

The class will be run by Vermont Human Trafficking Task Force member Edith Klimoski. She's also the director of Give Way To Freedom, a private foundation focused on human trafficking outreach and prevention.

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