Sunday, April 19, 2020

Police horrified as 18 months old child is being used as a s.e.x worker in Melbourne hotel

A woman and two men have been nabbed after Australian cops rescued a child “aged over 18 months” allegedly being used as a brothel s.e.x worker.

After Victoria Police posted about the unnamed trio’s arrest on Facebook, shocked people said they “felt like throwing up”.

The force’s spokeswoman, Natalie Butler, said that officers from the Victoria Police Sex Industry Coordination Unit (SICU) "have charged three people after a child was allegedly found to be taking part in sex work" at a Melbourne brothel.

"The incidents allegedly occurred at the site between August and September 2019," she added.

A woman, 50, and two men, aged 32 and 60, were arrested last October in relation to the alleged abuse.

The woman has been charged with a range of offences, including making a child take part in sex work, getting payment for that child's "sexual services", plus agreeing to provide and allow sexual services by a child.

The woman was also charged for having a "child over 18 months in a brothel".

Her co-accused face similar charges, as well as a count of failing to supervise a brothel.

They are expected to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on April 22.

After the Victoria police posted about their arrests and the alleged abuse on Facebook, one person commented: "This is just heartbreaking. That poor child."

Another wrote: "I feel like I’m going to throw up, I’m absolutely lost for words. Well done Vic Pol."

One added: "Thank goodness the child has been saved from further trauma.

"God knows how much long term help they will need. Makes me feel physically like I want to vomit."

And another asked: "Did I read that correctly? Child over 18 mths not allowed in brothel!

"So does that mean younger babies are allowed on premises?"