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Women Suspected of Prostitution in East Iceland

Police received a tip on Saturday that two women were selling sexual services on Mótel Hérad in Egilsstadir, east Iceland. The case is being investigated by the sheriff in Seydisfjördur with the assistance of the Eskifjördur police.

The women were questioned the following day. They have neither confessed to prostituting themselves nor to breaking any law, ruv.is reports.

According to Icelandic law, prostitution is only illegal if a third party profits from it, if it is advertised or if the person selling sexual services has no other main source of income.

Senior duty officer at Eskifjördur police Jónas Vilhelmsson said that a rumor has been circulating east Iceland for a while that prostitution has been taking place there but that such a case has never been investigated in his jurisdiction before.

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