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WA Drive a Prostitute To and From Work - Illegal?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by Karlbruce, 28 August 2014.

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  1. Karlbruce

    Karlbruce Active Member

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    I am in WA at the moment, and have been offer a driver job. I know it's illegal under criminal law in QLD, but not sure here in WA. Lawyer please.
     
  2. John R

    John R Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Karlbruce
    1. My understanding is that section 190(3) of The Criminal Code (being part of the Criminal Code Act 1913 (WA)) makes it illegal to be a "paid driver" for a prostitute.
    2. This sections deals with "being involved with prostitution" and sub-section 3 specifically states: "Any person who lives wholly or partly on earnings that the person knows are the earnings of prostitution is guilty of a crime and is liable to imprisonment for 3 years."
    3. You may also want to contact the Scarlet Alliance (the Australian Sex Workers Association) for further information in relation to your question.
    Hope this helps. Please keep us updated with your progress.
     
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  3. Karlbruce

    Karlbruce Active Member

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    Hi John

    Thanks for that. I better decline the offer before I get myself in trouble with the law.
     

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