London, May 14 (ANI): A British judge has praised two brothel madams for running their business competently.
Monika Campbell and Lisa Gaskin ran the 133 Club in Leeds under the guise of a luxury massage parlour from March 2005 to September 2009.
Leeds Crown Court was told that the pair meticulously kept accounts, reliably paid income tax and rates, and arranged for health advice and condoms for the women using the premises.udge Scott Wolstenholme praised their management of the brothel, which raked in 500,000pounds.
Sentencing the duo, Judge Wolstenholme noted that there was no exploitation of the employees or nuisance to the public and if brothels ever became legal "it may be the way you were running this business may be the model of how it should be done," reports the Telegraph.
"The fact is, it is illegal. Parliament has not legalised brothel keeping. You knew it was illegal but carried on making a good living out of it and here you are now in the crown court," he added.
The judge did not find it necessary to jail the women, saying they would anyway face confiscation proceedings.
Campbell and Gaskin, both 38, from Leeds, admitted to running the brothel, where women worked willingly and no drink or drugs were found.
The pair were given a 12-month community order with 50 hours unpaid work. (ANI)