Police say that they will have to ascertain whether or not they can even use the names, phone numbers and e-mails submitted by Big Sister, a group of anonymous women who created false ads for prostitution in order to lure men looking for one to provide their contact details.
The approximately 50 women described themselves at a press conference earlier this week as an underground operation waging war against prostitution. To do so, they placed advertisements on popular dating sites Einkamál and Rauða Torgið, and in the newspaper Fréttablaðið. In all, the women collected 56 full names, 117 phone numbers and some e-mail addresses, all of which they handed over to the police.
Friðrik Smári Björgvinsson, the supervisor of the investigations department of the capital area police, said, “We will look at these documents, but it is still too early to say how or even if they can be used.”
When asked for his opinion on the group, he replied, “I am of the opinion that it is never good when civilians take the law into their own hands. But I welcome the fact that people are showing this issue attention, and trying to stem the demand for sex services. But people need to do it in the right way, and the right parties need to conduct the investigations.”
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