Sex workers were then asked for their telephone numbers but when Lucy refused she said she was threatened with a home visit.
Police officers in full uniform took sex workers' car registration details, working names, and, according to Lucy, they told workers they would be arrested unless they left the premises immediately."Now that we know that the police are taking such a harsh kind of approach to the industry, what are the chances of anyone reporting aggression, or violence, or sexual assaults, or rape, from clients? Laws around sex work differ in every state but SA's are arguably the strictest in the country.
Wilson issued a statement acknowledging the charges filed against him by police.
"The suggestion appears to be that I failed to bring to the attention of police a conversation I am alleged to have had in 1976, when I was a junior priest, that a now deceased priest had abused a child," he said.
Legislation also outlaws landlords renting properties to tenants for the purpose of sex work.
"They assume this gatekeeper role where it's all 'just coming in to check out that everything is running smoothly' and that has been the end of it really," she said.
The statement said that the allegation was first brought to his attention last year and he "completely denied" it."I intend to vigorously defend my innocence through the judicial system and I have retained senior counsel, Mr Ian Temby AO, who will represent me in respect of it," Wilson said in a statement.
In the statement he referred to his participation at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in NSW and SA and said his evidence at the hearings was indicative of his efforts to "best-practice child protection measures"."I would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm my commitment to dealing proactively with the issue of child sexual abuse and the implementation of best-practice child protection measures which I have pioneered since becoming a bishop," he said.
Wilson is a former Bishop of Wollongong, where he was known as a "healing bishop" for his handling of child-abuse scandals.A victim of Fletcher, Peter Gogarty, said he felt overwhelming relief that a police investigation had resulted in charges against the Catholic Archbishop."I think it's a very, very important day for Australia, that we've now had someone in such a high position charged," Mr Gogarty said.A major crackdown on massage parlours and brothels across Adelaide has forced sex workers into risky private work where they are more vulnerable to violence and crime, according to the Sex Industry Network (SIN).SA Police Minister Peter Malinauskas said members of the sex industry had raised their issues with him directly."I, in turn, have raised them with the Police Commissioner, and my advice from police is that this is police getting on and doing their job," he said."There is no reason for it, apart from the fact that it's illegal behaviour and needs to stop."Shortly after the police raid, the establishment Lucy was working at was shut down, leaving her with no income."I have no money, I am struggling financially, and it has disconnected me from pretty much everyone that I work with, who were like a family," she said.She said many sex workers did not want to work in the few establishments still open in Adelaide because they were afraid they might be the next to get raided."We are scared of seeing police outside of work hours, we are scared to be driving," Lucy said.Lucy said the crackdown had caused a surge in the number of workers operating privately from hotels and homes, which put them at greater risk of assault and robbery.