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very stupid question.

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Ok, i have always been under the impression that prostitution is legal in UK. AM I JUST VERY NIEVE!

but then i read thread about girl house getting raided.

IS IT LEGAL OR NOT?

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Ok, i have always been under the impression that prostitution is legal in UK. AM I JUST VERY NIEVE!

but then i read thread about girl house getting raided.

IS IT LEGAL OR NOT?

Prostitution, and by definition a prostitute, is not illegal.

Raids are to do with the keeping/owning/managing of a brothel, which is illegal.

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Much appreciated, now i understand!

Cheers

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Brothels are illegal. If there is more than 1 lady working from the premises then its illegal. Some areas of the UK are more accepting than others. At the moment a punter & WG can't get done for it but the owners of a brothel can. You can also get taken in by the police for kerb crawling (in certain areas). I know you are new honey. Have a search through the posts and you'll find lots of info.

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Brothels are illegal. If there is more than 1 lady working from the premises then its illegal. Some areas of the UK are more accepting than others. At the moment a punter & WG can't get done for it but the owners of a brothel can. You can also get taken in by the police for kerb crawling (in certain areas). I know you are new honey. Have a search through the posts and you'll find lots of info.

thanks ceecee, still finding my board legs. i'll have search, but with what you explained i get the general idea.

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From your original query I would suggest that it is your spelling that is naive

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I like this which is succintly put and the link is courtesey of Marco Polo:

...Prostitution is already legal in the UK. A woman who accepts money for sex is not breaking the law. As explained in the book, it is the offering sex for money (soliciting) or offering money for sex (importuning) that breaks the law. The law allows for one prostitute alone to work from a flat.

She is allowed a maid who can answer phones and show callers in and out, but more than one working girl in a flat makes it a brothel and therefore illegal. Providing the girl is not being coerced, and she is not underage, and providing that everything that takes place is consensual, then I personally don’t see that there is a problem. Even the police accept this. Vice are more interested in organised prostitution, in girls who are being abused, and in illegal immigrants, as well as in getting prostitutes off the streets...

http://www.twbooks.co.uk/crimescene/sleatherinterview.html

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I like this which is succintly put and the link is courtesey of Marco Polo:

...Prostitution is already legal in the UK. A woman who accepts money for sex is not breaking the law. As explained in the book, it is the offering sex for money (soliciting) or offering money for sex (importuning) that breaks the law. The law allows for one prostitute alone to work from a flat.

She is allowed a maid who can answer phones and show callers in and out, but more than one working girl in a flat makes it a brothel and therefore illegal. Providing the girl is not being coerced, and she is not underage, and providing that everything that takes place is consensual, then I personally don't see that there is a problem. Even the police accept this. Vice are more interested in organised prostitution, in girls who are being abused, and in illegal immigrants, as well as in getting prostitutes off the streets...

http://www.twbooks.co.uk/crimescene/sleatherinterview.html

The date of that interview was "February, 2003", the date of the enactment of the provisions of The Sexual Offences Act 2003 was May 2004, the interview should be read bearing that in mind, it is out of date.

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The date of that interview was "February, 2003", the date of the enactment of the provisions of The Sexual Offences Act 2003 was May 2004, the interview should be read bearing that in mind, it is out of date.

Thanks for that valuable point...

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Perhaps for vru's benefit I may be permitted to add that the current debate is about draft UK legislation to criminalise punters who pay for, or offer to pay for, escort services from ladies who are 'controlled for [the] gain' of another person (in that capacity, obviously).

As others have said, prostitution is not (generally) illegal in the UK.

The present Govt. say they wish to 'reduce the demand' for prostitution. I think myself their principal targets are those people that 'traffic' girls into the country.

I myself believe that's a very laudable aim and I support it. But -reduce the demand ?-what utter bollocks. When us punters need a shag that demand is not something easily susceptable to any efficient sanction other than the death penalty.

Hope this clarifies even if only a bit.

Uncle Pokey

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