A dancer at a dance studio in Brisbane’s west has been charged with a range of offences including importing underage dancers.
Key points:A 25-year-old woman is charged with exporting dancers from Queensland’s Cerdafed Dance StudioA 31-year old woman is accused of importing dancers from another dance studioThe woman is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court tomorrowThe owner of Cerdas Dance Studio in Brisbane is accused in a warrant of importing the girls from Queensland to Melbourne for the dance studio’s production, according to court documents.
The 27-year of age dancer is accused by a 33-year woman of importing them from Queensland.
“The investigation is ongoing and we are looking to get this matter to a conclusion,” Detective Sergeant Scott Hock said.
“We will also be taking further steps in relation to the woman’s alleged offences, including issuing her with a criminal record and issuing her a summons.”
The warrant was issued on October 22, 2018, after police were tipped off by the Queensland Police Agency.
The dancer has not been charged in relation the charges and it is not clear whether she is currently in custody.
Detective Sergeant Scott said he did not know how many girls had been imported.
“They were imported from another dancer’s dance studio.
We are trying to work with the woman to understand exactly what has been done to this individual, if any,” Detective Sgt Scott said.
The dance studio was raided by the state police on September 17, 2018 and a search warrant was served on the premises on October 25.
Police seized a range.
Det Sgt Scott told reporters the investigation was ongoing and he did have concerns about the dance studios business.
“It was a concern for us that she had the ability to access the production equipment.
I can’t tell you what that equipment was, what the amount of equipment it contained,” he said.
A 32-year man, who was not named, was charged with importation of underage girls.
The 31- year old woman was charged by the court with importing dancers and a warrant was granted for her arrest.
Det Sergeant Scott would not comment on the charges.
“She has been detained pending the outcome of our investigation, which is expected to conclude in the next few days,” he told news.com.au.
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