Cracow. Detention of five people suspected of profiting from prostitution

Three women and two men who have been detained by the police are facing up to five years in prison. According to the findings of the investigation, they profited from prostitution by acting as intermediaries between sex workers and clients.

The suspects were detained in Kraków and in the district of Ostrowiec (Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship). Counter-terrorists from Krakow and Kielce participated in the action. The spokesman for the Małopolska police, Sebastian Gleń, announced the arrests on Wednesday.

– Criminals, with the support of counter-terrorists, entered several Krakow apartments and a house in the Ostrowiec district, where people suspected of profiting from prostitution were supposed to live. They detained three women and two men involved in the illegal practice, reported Gleń.

Five people were arrested24.11 | Three women and two men who have been detained by the police are facing up to five years in prison. According to the findings of the investigation, they profited from prostitution by acting as intermediaries between sex workers and clients.

How the group worked

According to the findings of the investigators, the group was led by a 29-year-old resident of the Ostrowiecki and two residents of Krakow aged 36 and 44. From 2021, they recruited female sex workers, providing them with premises, equipment and arranging meetings with clients. The suspects derived material benefits from the services provided by the women.

A 21-year-old and a 31-year-old woman were also involved in the criminal practice, who arranged clients for massages and other erotic services.

All those detained were charged with profiting from someone else’s prostitution, which is punishable by up to five years in prison. The prosecutor applied police supervision and financial sureties to the five suspects.

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Main photo source: 24.11 | Three women and two men who have been detained by the police are facing up to five years in prison. According to the findings of the investigators, they profited from prostitution by acting as intermediaries between sex workers and clients.