Prostitution is a $66 - $99 Billion Dollar business - 15 countries have legalized it

The (Illegal) Business of Sex: 48-Year Old Woman Charged with Prostitution in Nutley Massage Parlor


Nutley Police conducted an undercover operation regarding possible sex for money at a local massage parlor in town.

Yesterday, Detectives charged 48 year old Yang ZiFang of Flushing New York with engaging in prostitution. ZiFang was the only employee that was charged at this time.

The establishment that is operating on Franklin Ave. had all necessary license and permits to conduct business, However, it appears ZiFang was soliciting patrons while in the confines of isolated rooms. She was charged and scheduled to appear in Municipal Court. Police Director Alphonse Petracco said Nutley is a Family Town and prostitution and crimes like this will not be tolerated. Let this be a message to anyone conducting this type of business, that Nutley is not the place to open shop. Police Chief Thomas Strumolo said ZiFang was not the owner, and may have been operating without the owners knowledge.

Prostitutes and prostitution rings are not uncommon in the U.S. and here in Northern New Jersey, a string of  "salons" and "spas" were also involved in prostitution in Little Falls, New Jersey. In May 2015, 17 women were charged with prostitution in Paterson, and other arrests have been made in Cedar Grove, Fairfield and Bloomfield.

Prostitution, which is called the "oldest profession" is not legal in the U.S. with the exception of parts of Nevada in official "brothels", is also the source of about $68 - $99 (no one really knows exact figures)  billion globally. The F.B.I. reports about 78,000 people were arrested for prostitution in the U.S. last year.

Many countries across the globe have legalized prostitution, which supporters believe is good for their economy and also for the safety and health of the sex workers. Currently, the following countries have legal prostitution: Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, and the Netherlands. Proponents of legalized prostitution report violence against women is down due to legalizing the workers and that regulating health checks plus taxation is good for their residents.

Updates to follow.