Women for sex in austria
Police have exposed a horrifying case of human trafficking where a Chinese gang tricked women into travelling to Austria and forced them to work as prostitutes. Austria's news in English Search. News categories Politics Technology Lifestyle More…. Jobs in Austria Browse jobs Post a vacancy.
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Prostitution in Austria is legal and regulated. Most sex workers are migrants , mainly from the former Eastern Bloc countries. Over the Middle Ages there existed an uneasy association between those selling sex usually women on the one side, and church and state on the other. While the practice was frowned on, it thrived, and was tolerated. After all they paid their taxes two pfennigs a week. On the other hand, on Sundays and during Lent, they were obliged to stay away from the towns. Some councilors wanted to set up a charitable foundation for prostitutes who renounced their sinful life.
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Detectives have been investigating the Austrian-based Chinese gang since early Officers say that two of the gang members maintained close contact with a criminal organisation based in China, and that they persuaded women in China to travel to Austria where they said they would be employed in massage parlours or as au pairs. They were escorted by a gang member to Vienna airport and shortly after their arrival their passports were taken away and they were forced into prostitution. The police have identified potential victims.
Think of Austria and you think of elderly men with red cheeks in lederhosen, of cafes full of posh Viennese and maybe - but only maybe - a historical figure like Mozart or one of our dead emperors. Not the sort of image that you would associate with sex , is it? We are. Prostitution is in principle not criminalized in Austria with the exception of the strange Alemannic province of Vorarlberg in the very West , but tightly regulated. In most provinces, women have to be at least 19 years old and registered in order to work legally as prostitutes.