Garda Sex Worker Faces The Sack!

Sometimes you’ll hear about a news story that shocks you. It might be the subject itself, or it might be the reaction to it. The latest one? It is believed that a member of the Gardai has been working as an escort. Not a big deal, right? Well, it seems that this Garda sex worker is now facing the sack… all because she might have been advertising her escort services online.

Garda Sex Worker Faces Sack

So, what is the big deal here? What has this Garda sex worker actually done wrong? According to sources, nothing… and yet, she may still be out of a job. We take a look at the full story here on the Escort Ireland blog.

The Garda sex worker: What really happened?

A probe has been launched after some officers were given a tip-off that one of their own had another job that they were doing. This wouldn’t be such a big issue to them… if it hadn’t been for the fact that their source suggested she was “allegedly advertising her services on a seedy website”.

The Dublin station is currently trying to figure out just what happened. They want to know if the profile and page had been set up without her knowledge, although the website has now been shut down. They want to know, quite simply, if she had set up the website or if someone else was simply masquerading as her without her permission.

They are currently investigating the matter, as they are keen to get to the bottom of it. While a source stated that “the woman has plenty of experience and is highly regarded by her colleagues” and that “no one knew anything about this until it came out”, it seems that “everyone in the Gardai is talking about it”.

It seems that the investigation has only just begun and that, as of writing this, there has been no progress. They still haven’t revealed if they are clearer on coming to a conclusion, but state that “nothing is proven until the investigation has been concluded”. And yet, the drama continues.

What’s the big deal?

There is nothing wrong with being a sex worker. The stance that many people take on sex worker is a moral one. Selling sex is something that is often frowned upon and seen as wrong. The laws might be trying to restrict sex work, but selling sex is legal.

The Garda sex worker has not done anything wrong. In fact, a source within the police revealed to the Irish Sun that the woman hasn’t actually “committed any criminal offence”. So why is this all being blown out of proportion?

It is largely to do with the sex work stigma. Being a sex worker and selling sex is often seen as something morally wrong. The source within the Gardai went on to state that the woman “could be disciplined on the issue of standards if it’s proven she was working in the sex industry”.

So, finding out your colleague might have been earning money as a sex worker is pretty shocking, but should that change anything? No. Sex work is a job like any other, and the scandal surrounding this case is too much.

Why sex work?

So why might a member of the Gardai decide that the best thing they can do for themselves is to become a Garda sex worker? Well, as it has been suggested by the Irish Sun and their source, finding well paid work at the moment is difficult, and numerous members of the Gardai are struggling.

The source stated that “Gardai have taken their own lives because of the dire financial situation they found themselves in and this case would be very sad for everyone concerned”.

There are plenty of Gardai out there taking on other part time jobs just to try and make it through. Many of them are struggling financially and in need of some assistance. A Garda sex worker is just trying to earn that little bit more money to help them through. It is just like any other part time job.

Fighting the sex work stigma

The Garda sex worker, if she really did start advertising online, did nothing wrong. They have even said that “she hasn’t committed any criminal activity”. So why is this all being blown out of proportion, and why is she going to face the sack for it?

The scandal that surrounds this has nothing to do with the law, but instead the Gardai “code” that they have in place. This, combined with the stigma of sex work, is making it into something that it doesn’t need to be. So what if someone is working in the sex industry? Does it really matter if they are a consenting adult?

What do you think about this case? Is it a whole lot of drama over nothing? We want to hear from you, so let us know what you think in the comment box below or on the Escort Ireland forum.

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Lara Mills

Lara Mills is a writer who has four years of sex industry expertise behind her. Since she entered the adult industry, she has worked on the Escort Advertising forums, before moving into her current role three years ago.

Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.

In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.
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