A Sydney brothel owner found guilty of prostituting a
14-year-old girl will be sentenced in December.
Jennifer Ann Weatherstone had pleaded not guilty to two
counts of causing a child to participate in an act of child
prostitution at her Kings Cross brothel, Sparkling
Chandeliers, in 2011.
The 49-year-old had previously told the court that she was
But she was found guilty in July, when District Court Judge
Anthony Garling said her claims of a conspiracy had little
bearing on the charges against her.
Representing herself, Weatherstone had argued the teen, known
as "CB" had told her she was "going on 19".
She said she asked for ID, but the girl never showed any.
From CCTV footage of the girl entering the brothel, Judge
Garling said it was "impossible to say she looked over 18
years of age" and Weatherstone should have insisted on seeing
The court heard CB was in the care of the Department of
Community Services at the time she went to the brothel
looking for work.
She had sex with one man before taking on another client, 75,
but said she didn't have sex with him.
In the District Court today, Weatherstone's sentencing was
adjourned to December 16.