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Stranger Than Fiction: Policewoman Moonlighted as Prostitute

Claiming that she couldn’t survive on her policewoman’s salary, Victoria Thorne, 29, became a $170-hour call girl for the Notorious Girls escort agency in Sunderland, England, for years before being caught. Not being particularly discreet about this second job, Thorne posed in her underwear on the agency’s website.

In addition to flouting the law she was supposed to uphold, Thorne also accessed confidential police files to get information on Notorious Girls’ rivals. After a months-long investigation, Thorne was arrested and sentenced to 15 months in jail.

You hear about the occasional rogue police officer who confiscates, say, a cocaine stash from dealers, only to be caught later selling the stuff for profit. I wonder if Thorne’s case will be viewed on par with something like that — or if the sexual nature of her criminal behavior will bring harsher reproach from her fellow officers.

Aside from her rifling through sensitive police files and the fact that prostitution is illegal (yeah, I know, that's pretty bad) — do you think prostitution is as bad as drug dealing?


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