A damning report warns gangs are trapping women in "pop-up brothels", often homes rented for short periods, which allow pimps to stay ahead of police. Vulnerable eastern European women are being trafficked into UK brothels on an "industrial scale", MPs warned today. A damning report warns gangs are trapping the women in "pop-up brothels", often residential homes rented for short periods, which allow pimps to stay ahead of police.
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The degree of enforcement of the anti-prostitution laws varies by country, by region, and by city. In many places, there is a big discrepancy between the laws which exist on the books and what happens in practice. Depending on the country, various prostitution-related activities may be prohibited where a specific law forbids such activity , decriminalized where there is no specific law either forbidding or allowing and regulating the activity , or regulated where a specific law explicitly allows and regulates the activity if certain conditions are met. Activities which are subject to the prostitution laws include: selling and buying sexual services, soliciting in public places, running brothels, deriving financial gain from the prostitution of another, offering premises to be used for prostitution etc. Often, the prostitution laws are not clear-cut, and are subject to interpretation, leading to many legal loopholes.
P aradise is a brothel in Stuttgart. In Bangkok aged 19 I checked in to a place called Mango Inn with two school friends. But that scuzzy little concern, with its scarlet-haired manager and beery tourist crowd, was seriously small fry compared to this. Paradise is a chain, like Primark or Pizza Hut, with five branches and three more on the way. So business is booming, I say to Michael Beretin, a partner in the company. Each of its six floors is picked out with a thick stripe of burgundy cladding making it look from the outside like a very tall, stale slice of red velvet cake.