Experience: I ran a brothel in a country village

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The Guardian, 05/06/2010 ‘It’s not unusual to bump into customers in Sainsbury’s’ Claire Finch The Guardian, Saturday 5 June 2010 Most people would think where I live is the last place you’d expect to find a brothel or massage parlour: a pretty … Continue reading

Law on brothels puts prostitutes at risk

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The Guardian, 03/05/2010. Preventing sex workers operating together makes them more vulnerable to attack – we need a more pragmatic approach Diane Taylor guardian.co.uk, Monday 3 May 2010 14.00 BST The laws governing sex for sale are clear – it is … Continue reading

Vice law chaos after mother-of-two, 49, acquitted of running brothel from her village home

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Daily Mail, 30/04/2010. Victory: Claire Finch argues that it is much safer for prostitutes to work in her home. By ANDREW LEVY UPDATED: 11:53, 30 April 2010 Britain’s ‘antiquated’ vice laws were thrown into confusion yesterday when a massage parlour boss was … Continue reading

‘Happy endings’ massage boss cleared of running brothel

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BBC News, 29/04/2010. A massage parlour boss who offered “happy endings” has been cleared of running a brothel from her bungalow. Claire Astrid Finch, 49, of Chalton Heights in Chalton, Bedfordshire, was found not guilty at Luton Crown Court of … Continue reading

Police boost funds from assets taken in raids on prostitutes

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The Guardian, 25/04/2010. The English Collective of Prostitutes says a ‘moral crusade’ is under way based on the mistaken belief that sex workers are all controlled by criminal gangs Jamie Doward The Observer, Sunday 25 April 2010 An increasing number of … Continue reading