Here’s a Web site where those featured probably are not very happy. The site seeks to identify persons who frequent transvestite prostitutes in Heredia by copying down and publishing the plate number.
The site said it had 800 Internet visits in the last 22 days.
An example of one posting:
Attention Doña María:
The vehicle plate xxxxxx registered in your name picked up a transvestite Friday in the hours of the night by a man of advanced age. The same parked with the transvestite a kilometer away from the point of pickup.
“Know the perverts who are involved with men dressed as women for sexual ends,” says the home page title.
The initial posted on the page Feb. 20 said that Neighbors in the city of Heredia want to put an end once and for all with the big problem of transvestites who cause disturbances, crimes, insecurity and dirtiness.
So the site is publishing to shame clients and publish the plate numbers, photos and videos, it added.
There are a few photo but no videos. However, the Web site lists a public bus and a school bus that was involved in contact with the transvestite prostitutes.
The site does not say who is responsible but does publish letters and tips from readers.
Th technique is not new. Even police in the United States have published photos of persons detained for frequenting street prostitutes and sometimes the plate numbers were listed.