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Life in a Braddon knocking shop

By johnboy - 6 June 2012 22

In sentencing Watcharaporn Nantahkhum Justice Refshauge’s findings paint a very bleak picture of life in Canberra for injured and sick girls forced to service 14 clients a day.

The things that go on behind closed doors can be very, very scary.

She’s up for parole in 2017 at which point she’s likely to be deported.

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Life in a Braddon knocking shop
Skidd Marx 10:19 am 07 Jun 12

I thought it was “knock shop” but johnboy would know better than me.

Mysteryman 9:58 am 07 Jun 12

Dilandach said :

– No, I’ve never used a prostitute but I do recognise that it is something that has been around for as long as civilisation has been and some people make the concious choice to pursue work in the industry. That’s their choice.

Some people make the choice. For many others the choice is made for them.

There are many women in Canberra working in the sex industry who aren’t there by choice. This was just one example in a non-regulated brothel. I’m sure if the relevant authorities looked hard enough they would find evidence of similar behaviour in many brothels.

Dilandach 8:58 am 07 Jun 12

I-filed said :

Surprise surprise, no comment from Fiona Patten explaining just how her promises of how fabulous and healthy the sex industry would become under government regulation went to custard … not to mention her comments that there’s no exploitation and trafficking in a sex industry where it’s (supposedly) regulated.

Do you blame chemists for speed labs found in neighbourhoods? Do you blame mechanics for chop shops hidden in industrial areas? An ISP for a hidden kiddy pron site?

Pointing to one case where there was an illegal brothel and going “ah ha! regulations don’t work, burn the brothels down!” is rather naive. In every industry that is regulated there are those who for really no other reason than maximising profits, attempt to avoid regulations.

– No, I’ve never used a prostitute but I do recognise that it is something that has been around for as long as civilisation has been and some people make the concious choice to pursue work in the industry. That’s their choice.

thebadtouch 8:35 am 07 Jun 12

johnboy said :

Perhaps the same avenue by which vast numbers of punters became aware of it?

Exactly. If hundreds of clients were able to exercise their brain cells enough to find out about the services on offer, why is it that the relevant authorities were unable to do likewise? How hard is it to read the classified in the paper?

johnboy 9:46 pm 06 Jun 12

Perhaps the same avenue by which vast numbers of punters became aware of it?

Sandman 9:41 pm 06 Jun 12

I’m dying to hear this masterful plan whereby a premise’s that is completely unknown to the regulatory authority can be regulated.

eyeLikeCarrots 9:21 pm 06 Jun 12

“While the circumstances here are not on all fours with the situation of the victims in that case…”

Very poor choice of analogy there I think ?

baueran 7:19 pm 06 Jun 12

So Watcharaporn is her real name?

I-filed 5:17 pm 06 Jun 12

Surprise surprise, no comment from Fiona Patten explaining just how her promises of how fabulous and healthy the sex industry would become under government regulation went to custard … not to mention her comments that there’s no exploitation and trafficking in a sex industry where it’s (supposedly) regulated.

colourful sydney rac 4:51 pm 06 Jun 12

Duffbowl said :

My understanding is that the services operated outside of the ACT regulations and hence were not picked up. I may be wrong, but hope I’m not.

I think you will find it was an illegal brothel, hence not regulated.

p1 4:47 pm 06 Jun 12

p1 said :

poetix said :

Given that the ACT Goverment has stepped up on the regulation of restaurants, perhaps they can do the same here.

+?

Was supposed to express agreement.

p1 4:33 pm 06 Jun 12

poetix said :

Given that the ACT Goverment has stepped up on the regulation of restaurants, perhaps they can do the same here.

+?

Duffbowl 4:31 pm 06 Jun 12

My understanding is that the services operated outside of the ACT regulations and hence were not picked up. I may be wrong, but hope I’m not.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 4:26 pm 06 Jun 12

Very weak sentence

poetix 3:29 pm 06 Jun 12

Just trying to comprehend that there was a slave living within a few kilometres of me. So very sad what happens tp people because of an industry some defend on the basis of free choice. Given that the ACT Goverment has stepped up on the regulation of restaurants, perhaps they can do the same here. The banhammer could get a whole new meaning.

And well done to the police and prosecutors.

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