Hong Kong Sex Workers Complain About Police Sampling

Group collects 203 complaints from prostitutes about police behavior.


In a Hong Kong tower block prostitutes in one-room brothels sell themselves for as little as US $40 a time and are often exploited by triad gangsters and abusive clients.

But an increasing number of sex workers, particularly migrants from mainland China, are complaining about the behaviour of the police supposed to enforce the law, with some officers accused of helping themselves to free sexual services.

Hundreds, if not thousands, of sex workers ply their trade in one-room brothels, massage parlours, saunas and bars throughout the southern Chinese city, where prostitution is legal but soliciting is not.