A man was being questioned in Kópavogur yesterday on suspicion of organising prostitution in Iceland, according to Morgunblaðið. The man is alleged to have been selling a list of phone numbers of prostitutes, and to have advertised their services on Internet chat rooms. The man was interrogated after an accusation was made last week that he was using the bank account of a 16-year-old girl to keep the profits from the prostitution ring.
According to Morgunblaðið, prostitution as a main source of income is prohibited in Iceland, but if the earnings from prostitution are under a certain percentage of total income, it is actually legal. According to the penal code in Iceland, those who make material benefit from the promiscuity of others can be imprisoned for a maximum of four years.