After spotting multiple people allegedly having sex, in broad daylight, on the back porch of a vacant Richmond house, viewers contacted the CBS 6 Problem Solvers for help. One viewer said her family could not enjoy hanging out in their own backyard because of the lewd activities taking place across the alleyway. The vacant house in question sits near N 21st and T Streets, according to the viewer.
The prostitution traffic along T Street is well-known, long term situation – the area was designated a Target Enforcement Zone almost 10 years ago, and it wasn’t a new thing back then. The police who have spoken at the New Vision Civic Association meetings over the years have always said that arrests make no impact, and that anyone picked up is quickly back on the street. They also draw a strong connection between prostitution and drug addiction. The vacant house at 1316 North 21st Street is owned by TNT CONSTRUCTION CAROLINA LLC of 2500 East Leigh Street, who bought the property in July of this year. That the house is vacant and has been vacant for some years rests squarely at the feet of shady developers – the house was owned for 13 years by Clayton Investment Group and before that by Justin French.