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Texan who published 3-D guns plans jailed on sex assault charge

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    hungariantoast
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    I'll never cease to be amazed that two adults, consensually having sex on the basis of an exchange of money, is illegal. I am in no way defending Wilson, because he did have sex with a minor, and...

    but he also did prostitution.

    I'll never cease to be amazed that two adults, consensually having sex on the basis of an exchange of money, is illegal.

    I am in no way defending Wilson, because he did have sex with a minor, and it's his burden to verify age before sex, but prostitution laws need to be reformed in the United States. This is why reliable escort services exist though, so ultimately, the blame falls on Wilson and, in my opinion, SugarDaddyMeet.com, for not properly verifying their users, like they claim to on their homepage.

    EDIT: Five hours later and I've now realized I posted this as a top level comment instead of a reply to @Rainier. Whoops.

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      SleepyGary
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      I think the problem in a lot of cases is that it's not always consensual in the sense that the prostitute has been forced or coerced into her position. Though I think the laws surrounding that...

      I'll never cease to be amazed that two adults, consensually having sex on the basis of an exchange of money, is illegal.

      I think the problem in a lot of cases is that it's not always consensual in the sense that the prostitute has been forced or coerced into her position. Though I think the laws surrounding that problem exacerbate the problem not reduce it. I'm strongly in favour of legalizing and regulating prostitution. Require sex workers to have regular mental and physical check ups in which they can be provided a safe space to perhaps get out of a situation where they are forced into the profession.

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      1. liberty
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        Yeah, the real problem is the human trafficking aspect of this industry, but as you said the laws serve to either create or exacerbate that problem. Legalization reduces the profitability of black...

        Yeah, the real problem is the human trafficking aspect of this industry, but as you said the laws serve to either create or exacerbate that problem. Legalization reduces the profitability of black markets significantly.

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