LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas) – The owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch has an idea for cutting down on illegal sex trafficking during next year’s Super Bowl…allow legal prostitution.

Dennis Hof tells KPHO-TV he sent a letter to Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton asking for permission to establish a temporary brothel in the city for about a month before and after the big game.

“When offered a choice, those who wish to patronize sex workers will elect for my safe, tested and regulated option of legal prostitution over that of the alternative risk of dealing in the criminal underworld where disease and assault are very real threats to any of its’ participants,” wrote Hof in the letter.

He added that several football players have been caught up in legal problems during previous Super Bowls in part due to the illegal sex trade.

Making prostitution legal, he argued, would cut down on crime and allow local police to focus on security for the thousands of people expected to be in Phoenix when the Super Bowl is played in February, 2015.

Also in the letter, Hof offers the city $500,000 to begin preparation for a location, which he says would be ideally located in an vacant hotel. “In addition to there being no start up cost to incur on the part of the city, the revenue that my legal brothel will bring to Phoenix will be a windfall of tax dollars that will rival any other profit that will be realized during the event.”

Mayor Stanton tells KPHO-TV he is opposed to the idea.

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