(RT) – Northern Ireland’s sex trade ban has left prostitutes in fear of “danger and poverty.” In an in-depth interview with RT, one sex worker challenged the idea of the law spreading to England, claiming “too many” influential people visit prostitutes.
Paying for sex became illegal in Northern Ireland under the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act 2015 last week. Prostitutes who rely on their trade as a main source of income are now being forced to travel to work across the borders to survive.
Sex worker and former parliamentary candidate for Clacton, Charlotte Rose, has been evicted twice by landlords because of her occupation. The 35-year-old mother of two became a prostitute by choice at the age of 17 and hasn’t looked back since.