Sina was only 16, and she allegedly served up to 30 customers a day. Marian, worried about police raids, eventually sent her back to Romania.But she returned and continued to work as a prostitute.Only 1 percent of the women surveyed said that they had signed an employment contract as a prostitute.The fact that the union had developed a "sample employment contract in the field of sexual services" didn't change matters.In a poll conducted by Ver.di, a brothel operator said that she valued the prostitution law because it reduced the likelihood of raids.
According to Weppert, more than half of the women have no permanent residence, but instead travel from place to place, so that they can earn more money by being new to a particular city.
Finally, there was "no solid proof to date" that the law had reduced crime.
Hardly a single court had heard a case involving a prostitute suing for her wages.
Five years after it was introduced, the Family Ministry evaluated what the new legislation had achieved.
The report states that the objectives were "only partially achieved," and that deregulation had "not brought about any measurable actual improvement in the social coverage of prostitutes." Neither working conditions nor the ability to exit the profession had improved.