Wikis extracts about escorts
"...The arm's length relationship between the escort and the escort agency is designed to protect the escort agency (to some degree) from prosecution for breaking laws against prostitution. If the employee is solely responsible for arranging any illegal prostitution-oriented activities, the agency can maintain plausible deniability should an arrest be made..."
"...In some countries, such as nearly everywhere in the United States (see Prostitution in the United States), some Eastern European countries (see Prostitution in Europe), China, South Korea, some African countries and some Muslim countries, prostitution (the act of exchanging sex for money) is illegal.
In Sweden and Norway it is illegal to pay for sex (the client commits a crime, but not the prostitute).
In other countries, prostitution itself is legal, but most activities which surround it (soliciting in a public place, operating a brothel or other forms of pimping) are illegal, making it difficult (sometimes nearly impossible) to engage in prostitution without breaking any law. Such places include Canada, Brazil, the UK, Ireland, France, Finland, Denmark, Italy, Bulgaria and many other European countries (see Prostitution in Europe) and the US state of Rhode Island (see Prostitution in Rhode Island)..."
"...Advertisements for escort agencies often carefully skirt the legal line, and avoid specifically offering prostitution or sexual services. This fact in turn is well-known to police and the political powers, who, where prostitution is illegal, usually prefer to act against more visible and problematic street prostitution. There are however, agencies that do go by these laws and do not commit prostitution..."