Buying sex to be made illegal in new Bill

Buying sex to be made illegal in new Bill

The Government is officially making it illegal to pay for sexual services.

It has been confirmed that a new bill, to be published on Thursday, will criminalise prostitution for the first time.

The legislation will make it illegal to pay for sexual services - which is not the case under the current law, which only bans the soliciting of sexual services, as well as keeping a brothel and pimping.

Meanwhile the age of consent is to be left unchanged at 17.


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