A man found naked in the bedroom of an alleged brothel told a court he was there for a massage on his “sore back” caused by “old age”.
Alasdair McIntosh, a retired joiner, was giving evidence in the case against Chin Chih Chang who is accused of being involved in running a brothel.
The 56-year-old, who appeared on trial at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court, is also accused of transferring sums of money, gained through criminal activity, to individuals outside Scotland.
The offences are alleged to have taken place at a flat on Lord Gambier Wharf in the town between April 2016 and May 2017.
Mr McIntosh was found inside the property when it was raided by police officers on May 31 last year after he was told about it by a friend.
He admitted visiting the parlour “three or four times” but accepted it could have been more and would pay £100 for an hour-long massage which included an “unexpected bonus”.
His police statement was read to the court by Procurator Fiscal Depute Ronnie Hay and gave details of what happened during the police raid.
He said: “I walked into the usual bedroom I normally go into when I visit the flat, got undressed and lay on the table.
“The older lady (Chang) started the massage and after a couple of minutes, a younger girl came in and took over.
“They said something to each other in Chinese which I did not understand.
“About ten minutes later, I heard talking coming from the corridor and the younger girl told me that the police were at the door.
“She told me to lie down on a mattress in the room. She lay down on the mattress beside me and told me to say that we were friends.
“The girl did have clothes on. She was wearing a bra and a black shirt. I did not have time to get dressed before the police came into the bedroom.”
Mr McIntosh told the court he had not expected anything other than a massage the first time he visited the property.
But he accepted that he did return after receiving a sex act from a young Asian woman which was described as a “Brucie bonus”.
When asked what he thought about the young woman beginning to “manhandle” his genitals, he replied: “I thought it was fine. Bash on.”
He told how the young woman who worked there “didn’t speak much English” and “all looked the same” so he could not be sure exactly how many young girls he had used.
Mr McIntosh, who was sweating heavily, told the court how he always handed the money to Chang and believed she was “the boss”.
Defence solicitor David Bell asked Mr McIntosh if he knew where the money went after he handed it over to which he replied no.
The trial, in front of Sheriff Jamie Gilchrist QC, also heard from another witness who was inside the property when the police arrived.
Andrew Wilson strongly maintained he had just been there for a normal “deep tissue massage” after failing to find another masseuse that could fit him in on the day.
He told how found the advert on Gumtree and texted the supplied phone number.
He told how he received a text message offering “the girlfriend experience” or a “naked massage” but had arranged to pay £40 for a non-sexual service.
The 50-year-old had just arrived at the property when the police stormed in. He claims Chang put her arm around him and told a police officer he was her “boyfriend”.
The trial continues.