Police storm into a Melbourne brothel ‘to find a CHILD being used as a sex worker’ – as two men, 32 and 60, and a 50-year-old woman face a string of charges
- Police stormed the business in the Melbourne suburb of Heidleberg West
- Two men, age 32 and 60, and a woman, age 50, were arrested in October
- The trio face charges including having a child over 18 months in a brothel
A Melbourne brothel has been busted for allegedly employing a child as a sex worker.
Police stormed the business in the Heidelberg West on Vernon Avenue in September 2019 where the minor was allegedly being paid as a prostitute.
Police did not say how old the child was.
Two male workers, aged 32 and 60, and a woman, 50, from the brothel were arrested in October last year by the Victoria Police Sex Industry Coordination Unit.
A brothel has been busted for allegedly employing a child as a sex worker (stock image)
The trio face a string of charges, including having a child over 18 months in a brothel, obtaining payment for sexual services provided by a child and allowing a child to take part in sex work.
They will face Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on April 22.
SICU investigates both allegations of illegal brothels and licensed brothels that could be involved in illegal activity.
The unit made 51 visits to legal brothels and more than 150 visits to suspected illegal brothels in 2019.