Police are choosing to allow brothels to operate providing they create a safe environment for women, one former detective - now a brothel owner - has told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme. We have been to meet the women working in his premises.
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The small, smart two-bedroom flat in a Victorian residential block could not be further from what you might expect of a brothel. Many across the Teen escorts las vegas use trafficked or drug-addicted women who are controlled by pimps, but this is different. The interior of the central London apartment is modern, pleasant and warm - there are no grubby net curtains at the windows, or threadbare sheets on the beds.
Sitting on the brown, faux-leather sofa in the living room is "Cherub", from Romania, in a dark red bra and knickers, and nude patent heels from Primark.
The conversation is punctuated every 10 minutes by the bbfs escorts los angeles or front door bell ringing - a man making a booking or arriving for his "appointment". A busy day for Louise would involve eight or prosttution clients. We spoke to 11 women and members of staff at the brothel, who all told us they were working there by choice, porstitution not under the control of anyone else.
One of the maids - or receptionists - who has been in the industry for more than two decades, says the profile of customers has changed during that time.
It's become a lot more normalised. Double doors lead from the living room to a small hall, off which there are two bedrooms one corny suite and a tiny bathroom. They look like mid-range hotel rooms - cream walls, dark grey bedding dressed with a couple of silk cushions.
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Either side of the double bed is a wooden chest of drawers containing multiple packets of baby wipes, and nappy sacks for used condoms. Between clients, the women sit around drinking tea, scrolling through their phones, and laughing about a customer who had wanted Janine to pretend she had "dumped him".
The father-of-one says he has been in the role for 15 years. His teenage daughter doesn't know about his job. Despite it being illegal to operate a brothel in England and Wales - although not illegal to buy and sell sex - Karl says he has no moral qualms about escort girls the law because he does not agree with it, and he says he is not exploiting the women who work for him.
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We check everyone's passports," he says. Karl - whose surname we are not using - says he has done that twice in the past decade and a half. He says he operates the brothel in full knowledge of the authorities, and claims they are willing to let him continue as long as the women are in a safe environment. The National Police Chiefs' Council NPCC lead for prostitution and sex working, Assistant Chief Constable Dan Vajzovic, says: "Officers sex personals cortijada los marmoles now consider a range of factors, including the safety brothelz those sex workers involved, before deciding on whether prosecution is the most appropriate response to an offence.
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He says it remains a priority to prositution down on those who use their position to exploit the vulnerable". While Karl and Louise argue for legalisation, feminist Julie Bindel who has written a book on the trade, said legalised brothels were actually worse. And we can't keep accepting and condoning it, the buying and selling of the inside of women's bodies. Life as a male sex worker in Britain today.
Next to her is "Janine", wearing a short black satin robe over purple underwear. Both are cautiously friendly. One of the women, however, is happy to open up about all aspects of her work, and be pictured.
She is also keen to challenge the stigma around sex work. Corbu her it is a choice, she says, and she is not being exploited. We were not allowed to speak to any of the clients and none of them knew we were there.
No-one could women seeking nsa collierville if the neighbours were aware of what went on in the flat. A well-thumbed copy of Men's Health magazine sits next to the bed. Astonishingly, the year-old brothel owner, Karl, is a former police officer. She interviewed women who worked in prostitution during her research.
Both Karl and Louise say they pay tax on their earnings. Karl and his wife have a limited company, registered as an escort agency. Louise prstitution with Karl that ans should be legalised.
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