A SYDNEY escort agency is offering the virginity of a teenage girl for $15,000, prompting outraged community groups to describe the move as “putting women’s liberation back centuries”.
An investigation by sex industry consulting firm Brothel Busters has found MyOutCall Australia is offering the Chinese 19-year old student for four days in exchange for the $15,000 sum, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Brothel Busters has found the escort agency wants $2000 to be paid as a deposit, with the balance to be paid on receipt of services from the girl, who is claimed to be at Sydney University.
Contacted by the Daily Telegraph yesterday, a manager at MyOutCall identifying himself as “Duncan” said it was a “genuine offer”.
“This is pretty common in Sydney,” he claimed, adding he had “two clients who are very interested”.
But the revelations have horrified Australian Family Association spokesman and research head Tim Cannon, who said it raised the ugly spectre of slavery. “It is so clearly taking us back to the enslavement of people,” he said.
“The damage it does to society and human dignity can’t be overstated.”
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MyOutCall has stated on its site that the girl - who it dubs “MOC Virgin” - “must (be) sold by 12/12”.
Duncan also told The Daily Telegraph the $15,000 would give the client “four days” with the girl. Australian Christian Lobby boss Jim Wallace said he was “sickened” by the offer.
“The escort service is going to profit out of a girl giving up her virginity,” he said. “Quite likely she is isolated - and we are going to allow her to be exploited by it.”
Mr Cannon said “selling someone else’s virginity takes the cause of women’s liberation back centuries”.
“It’s illegal to trade in body parts,” he said. “Selling your virginity starts to get into that territory.”
He called for Australian society to take a “moral” reality check.
“I just ask: Who is this service tailored to? Who are these people who are willing to put a price on a young woman’s virginity?”
Brothel Busters boss Chris Seage said that the firm was a well-known escort agency. “I believe the offer is genuine,” he said.
"There is a sadly recurring theme among young Asian girls who come to Australia to study and work, and get themselves into debt.
“It is clear she is doing this because she needs the money urgently.”
Mr Seage said that under current law there were “no mechanisms in place to protect young girls from this type of predicament”, nor was there any law to stop the escort service from “profiteering from her virginity”.
He added that, typically, agencies take 50 per cent of any fee earned by the escort: Meaning in this case, MyOutCall could pocket as much as $7500. news.com.au