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Mistress Been Charged With Maiding

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After raid by police last week, I was arrested, kept in a cell for 9 hours and bailed to return to police station for  assisting and managing a brothel. I am a dominatrix and have no other role at the premises and was wondering if anyone been in similar situation, or can advise me. 

 

 

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Are there other ladies working at the same place and did you see and use the duty solicitor when in the police station?

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You really should go and see a solicitor specialising in criminal law. Having heard all the details from you, he or she will be better able to advise you than anybody on a punting forum.

 

I would also advise you to be careful about what you post on this board, especially regarding details of the premises, the area and the police force involved.

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I am a lay person.

However, I have read loads of stuff on this subject.

If there was no other person offering sex-related services on the premises at the time, then you should be OK on the "brothel" front.

The next issue to focus on should be tax, IMO.

Good luck.

C

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I am a lay person.

However, I have read loads of stuff on this subject.

If there was no other person offering sex-related services on the premises at the time, then you should be OK on the "brothel" front.

The next issue to focus on should be tax, IMO.

Good luck.

C

"At the time"

 

From the stuff I've read it doesn't have to be on the same day, if more than one woman is offering sex at the premises on say different days of the week, then it's still a brothel and whomever they deem to be in charge could be charged with managing said brothel. 

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"At the time"

 

From the stuff I've read it doesn't have to be on the same day, if more than one woman is offering sex at the premises on say different days of the week, then it's still a brothel and whomever they deem to be in charge could be charged with managing said brothel. 

not only in charge, but people helping with managing the brothel.  so an employed maid would be at risk of prosecution.

 

 

what an obscenely archaic law.

 

the other thing is plod then may try and get money form you under the proceeds of crime provisions.  you realy need a lawyer.

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not only in charge, but people helping with managing the brothel.  so an employed maid would be at risk of prosecution.

 

 

CPS Guidelines:

 

"Maids

When considering charging so-called "maids" (an individual who has assisted in running the brothel, such as a receptionist), and there is sufficient evidence, the public interest will usually mean the maid will be charged if their assistance is crucial to the operation of the brothel or they have been involved for a long period of time. If the assistance of the maid is minor or over a short period of time such as cleaning and tidying, a prosecution may not be necessary in the public interest.

 

The following models may provide a useful guide in assessing the involvement of the maid in assisting in the running of the brothel:

 

Minor Involvement: the maid is employed to just look after the woman or women supplying sexual services. She will keep the premises clean, buy provisions such as food and cleaning materials and ensure that items such as condoms, creams etc are available. She may receive calls from 'punters', provide the address to those wishing to attend and may answer the door. The maid will be paid by the woman or women on the basis of business.

 

Medium Involvement: This type of brothel will have a maid who is brought in to manage premises used by several women over the course of a week. The maids will differ and will be employed by the premises owner. The maid will not always know the women who work in the premises as they will also change daily. The maid will be paid a small sum by the premises owner and more by the women providing the services. The maids will vet 'punters' and receive telephone calls. Police intelligence suggests that the women employed in these brothels are mainly foreign nationals and incidents of trafficking in this type of premises are rising. Where trafficked victims and young women under 18 are supplying sexual services in these premises, arrest and prosecution of the maid is more likely to be considered.

 

Serious Crime Involvement: In this type of brothel, the controller or trafficker works on the premises. Women working in the brothel are often coerced, forced or trafficked and the maid/controller needs to maintain close supervision to limit their freedom and monitor their earnings and finances. Often these maids are actually the controller or trafficker and are committing other (additional) serious offences, e.g. false imprisonment/assault. "

 

http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/p_to_r/prostitution_and_exploitation_of_prostitution/#a14

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