I would think that a large reason for the article making it into the paper is that sex sells ( the paper is selling it as much as the women in the article) ; it is as much titillation for the readers' as a serious article.
I can understand the desire and reasons for trying to eradicate street prostitution as it impacts the community in a range of ways , off street prostitution avoids all of these negative impacts.
The only serious problems that exist within off street prostitution , and are most likely less prevalent than some believe , are trafficking and abuse by pimps .A greater acceptance of off street prostitution as a legitimate trade , and even the use of social services to make discrete checks on escorts' welfare , would better tackle these issues by opening up access rather than making everything even more secretive and underground - a positive intervention rather than a negative one.
For me there are much more serious threats to society than off street prostitution which the police should be tackling and to be fair to them this is only the voice of some dull witted looking chap who hasn't even been given a proper uniform, and is probably driven more by his own personal morals and opinions.The obesity epidemic is a much bigger concern to society as a whole but would he be as happy to subscribe to the outlawing of doughnuts or would that be an infringement of his human rights.
Maybe I am being naive , just my own opinions.