Man tried to buy prostitute for son, 14

Published on 18/05/2009

A man who tried to hire a prostitute to take his son’s virginity as a present was spared jail by a court on Friday.

The Polish man took the boy, 14, out in his car and allowed him to pick out the prostitute, who was standing at the side of the road in the red-light district of Nottingham.

But the 42-year-old father was arrested because the teenager had chosen an undercover police officer.

The man was handed a ten-month prison sentence, suspended for a year, after he admitted a charge of trying to solicit a woman to have sex with a child, the Press Association reported.

Prosecutor Adrian Harris said the man and his son had approached the undercover officer, whose code name was Sarah.

He asked ‘Sarah’ how much it would cost for her to have sex with his son and they agreed on a £20 (Sh2,400) fee. But, when the car pulled over, the man was arrested.

Judge Jonathan Teare said he would spare the father jail because of his excellent character and that he believed he did not mean any harm to his son.

“You have a duty of care to your son and that is to look after his moral welfare, not as you might think to break him in to the ways of sex through a prostitute,” he said.

— Reuters

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