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Sicilians cash in on 'buy 10 get one free' sex scheme

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Sicilians cash in on 'buy 10 get one free' sex scheme
The "Oriental Massages" parlour in Palermo featured oak bathtubs as well as low-lit rooms with double beds. Photo: Polizia di Stato
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Italian police have closed a Sicilian massage parlour that was operating a loyalty card scheme for sex acts on a 'buy ten, get one free' basis.

The "Oriental Massages" parlour in Palermo featured oak bathtubs as well as low-lit rooms with double beds. It was run by a Chinese couple who had previously been investigated over another "red-light" massage business, Italian media reports said on Thursday.
   
Clients reportedly paid up to €100 for a session with one of three women, all Chinese nationals. The couple risk charges of pimping and face possible deportation for not having valid residency permits.
   
Prostitution is legal in Italy, but organised prostitution or pimping is illegal.

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