A couple who are accused of streaming live webcam shows of them sexually abusing a drugged five-year-old girl were tipped off to the FBI by one of their viewers, a court has heard.
Sarah Gotham and her former lover, Craig Forbes, are accused of streaming the abuse across the Atlantic to Kori Ellis, who lived in California.
Some sex workers perform erotic dances and other acts for an audience (striptease, Go-Go dancing, lap dancing, Neo-burlesque, and peep shows).
Officers from Devon and Cornwall police flew to the USA and interviewed Ellis as to what she had seen and done.
Gotham alone is charged with two further counts of sexual assault.
Miss Hope said the 'abuse was streamed live via a webcam' to Ellis on five separate occasions and were referred to as 'shows'.
Thus, although the term sex worker is sometimes viewed as a synonym or euphemism for "prostitute", it is more general.
Some people use the term to avoid invoking the stigma associated with the word "prostitute".