Local coalition targets magazine's adult ads

(CINCINNATI) -- A local community group is asking a popular weekly magazine to change its policy for adult classified ads.

Citizens for Community Values say the adult ads in CityBeat and on www.citybeat.com are  soliciting prostitution and other illegal sexual services.

The group says the massage parlors and spas raided on suspicion of prostitution a few weeks ago in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana were regular CityBeat advertisers.

CCV says they presented a letter and petition to CityBeat's general manager, but in a statement released today, CityBeat says they have not received such paperwork.

The magazine also says similar adult service ads can be found in other publications, and feel they are being unfairly targeted by the coalition.