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Girls offering duos with another girl would seem unlikely to result in a prosecution, at least if they take place as "one-off" events in private premises. There is an outside chance that if a guy booked one girl and asked her to find another girl for the duo, the girl arranged it, received the money and paid the second girl separately, that an offence of the “controlling prostitution for gain” type may have been committed. However a successful prosecution for this would, in our view, be highly unlikely. Proving in court that the first girl had made a significant financial gain from the arrangement would be very difficult, as would the extent of the meaning of “control”.

To be on the safe side, the guy should perhaps book the girls individually and/or pay them individually.

We don't appear to have much in the way of case law and precedent to guide us on this matter. There is an outside chance that if a guy booked one girl and asked her to find another girl for the duo, the girl arranged it, received the money and paid the second girl separately, that an offence of the “procuring” type may have been committed. However a prosecution for this would be highly unlikely. Proving in court that the first girl had made a significant financial gain from the arrangement would be very difficult. To be on the safe side, the guy should consider booking the girls individually and/or paying them individually.

Importantly, there remains another possibility: the fact that more than one person is selling sex on the premises could be taken to suggest the existence of a "brothel". Although it is in our view unlikely that charges would be brought for this alone, especially if the booking could be proven to have been a "one-off", there remains the possibility that some police forces in some areas may think differently. There are reports that some scenarios of the “duo” type (especially if advertised as such) have attracted the attention of the authorities and have been interrupted; whether prosecutions have followed is another, and largely unknown, matter.