A word of warning to all my readers who use the services of a professional lady of the night.
The recently enacted Police and Crime Act 2009 has introduced a new law which may be of concern; Section 14 of the new act introduces an amendment to the Sexual Offences Act 2003 – Section 53a – Paying for sexual services of a prostitute subjected to force, etc.
To cut a long story short, if you are going to pay for sex you need to ensure that your prostitute of choice is not being subjected to force or coersion on order to sell her wares.
Designed to protect females against exploitation, there is no defence if you, as a client, dont know that the prostitute is being encouraged by coersion, into her trade by a third party – or pimp.
So make sure you’re happy she’s selling her body of her own free will otherwise you will be subject to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale (I have no idea how much that is either).