I have to agree with Punter John. I was told a rumour from a friend of mine in Limerick that the Guards were arresting escorts and "cracking down" on prostitution as there were "too many escorts in Limerick".
Originally Posted by Patricia
So I did some research and found those articles. The latest article is from December 8th and the ladies mentioned in it are citizens from E.U. member states. Other articles talk about eastern European women and Brazilians so it would seem to be that whether the escort in question is from Brazil, Germany, Poland or the Czech Republic the result is the same as they are all being arrested, convicted and deported.
The fact that this is now public record means, in my opinion, the Guards in Limerick are trying to put a message across.
I was shocked when I read these articles so I looked up prostitution law in Ireland…
I guess the only thing they did wrong was "keeping a brothel or other premises for the purpose of prostitution" so by this logic "out calls" would be perfectly legal? I am confused.
Prostitution itself is not an offence under Irish law. However, the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act of 1993 prohibits soliciting or importuning another person in a street or public place for the purpose of prostitution (This offence applies to prostitute and client.). It also prohibits loitering for the purpose of prostitution, organizing prostitution by controlling or directing the activities of a person in prostitution, coercing one to practice prostitution for gain, living on earnings of the prostitution of another person, and keeping a brothel or other premises for the purpose of prostitution. Advertising brothels and prostitution is prohibited by the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act of 1994. 18 is the minimum legal age for a prostitute in Ireland (Child prostitution Legislation exists to protect persons under this age.). The Criminal Law (Trafficking in Persons and Sexual Offences) Bill 2006 recently came into force making trafficking in persons for the purpose of their sexual exploitation a specific offence, though previous legislation already covered much of this area.
I would suggest any escort working in Ireland (especially Limerick!) get solicitor’s advice regarding the legality of their practice and what to do should they be approached by the Guards.
As per clients it doesn't look like they are arresting them but it may be a good idea to do the same.
Last edited by Bob Fossil; 01-01-08 at 14:41.
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