Tougher Punishment for Buying Sex?

The spokesman for gender equality for Sweden’s opposition Social Democratic Party is calling for a 1-year-long prison sentence for those paying a prostitute for  sex.

Sweden’s unique law launched by the Social Democratic when they were in power criminalizes the customer but not the prostitute - and usually results in a fine and rarely the maximum 6-months jail sentence.

The spokesman argues that a longer jail sentence would put more offenders behind bars.

Some critics argue that the law has diminished the number of sex workers here, but others insist that it has driven more prostitutes under ground into dangerous situations.

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