Beijing: Police in China have busted a brothel that catered to elderly men, most of whom had been left to live alone by their migrant worker children, officials said Friday.
The brothel, disguised as a senior citizens` recreation centre in Bishan county in Chongqing city, was being operated by a retired couple since May last year, police told Xinhua.
Although it originally operated like a typical recreation centre, the owners shifted to offering pornography to the elderly and accommodating prostitutes, police said.
Prostitution is banned in China, although the trade thrives in the guise of beauty salons, karaoke clubs and massage parlours in some cities.
Most of the customers were men above 60 who lived alone, police said. Their children worked far from home, leaving their parents vulnerable to "bad influences".