Once a thorough investigation is asuan and there is enough information indicating a massage shop is providing sexual services, the police will get a search warrant. According to Project Respect, a not-for-profit organisation providing support for women in the sex industry and women trafficked for sexual exploitation, there are around illegal brothels in Melbourne.
Then it can be shut it down and the police can bring some charges against the owner or manager of the asiqn brothel.
In addition, the police search online adult forums and advertisements to gather more information about disguised massage shops. The police warn genuine massage businesses to keep sunbufy businesses in check to avoid any complications.
Even though the staff in such businesses come from a wide range of countries, people from South Escotrs Asia are heavily represented in those shops. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter While being serious about cracking down on these disguised massage shops, the police say they are more concerned about the welfare of the vulnerable people working in these places than enforcing moral values on anyone.
In Melbourne, there are 91 d brothels for the population of 5. But the real issues underneath can range from public health issues relating to STIs, to the lack of appropriate safety standards for workers at illegal brothels, and exploitation of workers. Prohibited sexual services range from nude massage and masturbation, to full sex.
An objective of the awareness campaign is also to build up trust between the police and people in the massage industry. That particular offence targets the exploitation of the usnbury people that work there. It is also essential for the police to ensure the staff working at the disguised massage shop receive some support after the closure of their workplace.
So we put them in touch with support agencies, like Project Respect and RhED to make sure that they are looked after.