They say the illegal industry is expanding, with networks of prostitutes working from apartment buildings private escorts sheffield and concierges at some hotels receiving kickbacks for recommending their services.
"Three quarters of the calls to legal brothels are for escorts, which we cannot provide under the law.
But those involved in the legal industry believe it is just the tip of the iceberg.
Coordinated police action on three houses at Brisbane and Ipswich netted seven people on 19 vestigations by the Prostitution Enforcement Task Force at the Gold Coast last weekend also led to the arrest of a network of people allegedly participating in the provision of unlawful.Bond University criminologist Terry Goldsworthy said the scale of illegal prostitution "may be larger than we think with organised crime groups adept at moving into areas where it was easy to make money.Operation Quebec Ravens began in August 2016 to detect and identify those involved in illegal prostitution and to disrupt their illegal activities and dismantle their illegal networks.Photo: One of the massage parlours raided by police suspected of operating as an illegal brothel.Email, exclusive by, kristian Silva, police have raided seven massage parlours on the Gold Coast that were allegedly operating as fronts for illegal prostitution.(ABC News: Kristian Silva).
Purchase, short-term Access, to purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.Individual massage parlour workers offering sex to customers is not illegal, so investigators will need to prove management was aware of the activity."The reality is a number of the girls we find working in these massage parlours are from South-East Asia he said.Nick Inskip from the Queensland Adult Business Association said some illegal sex workers had told him that a Gold Coast pimp may be keeping a Heidi Fleiss-style diary detailing escort services provided to high profile and powerful clients.GBP.00, uSD.00, this PDF is available to Subscribers Only.Photo: Officers from Queensland Police and Border Force interview a woman at a Mermaid Beach massage parlour.The 25-year-old woman, from Brisbane, was arrested after officers executed a search warrant at an apartment complex on Hercules Street in Hamilton on Monday and Tuesday."You could then cobble together good legislation and you could start with legalising escort agencies."."These women are threatened with all sorts of nasty repercussions if they dont agree - were talking about dangerous people here."."On a per capita basis the Gold Coast is clearly the illegal sex industry capital of Australia Mr Albon said.