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Swedish businessman fined for porn star sex

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10:08 CET+01:00
A well heeled Stockholm businessman has been fined for buying sex from a known porn star in what he calls a "legal scandal."

"I admitted to buying sex to avoid the humiliation of a trial," the 47-year-old told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

As part of the plea deal, the man was fined 30,000 kronor ($4,500) for violating Swedish laws criminalising the purchasing of sex.

The man was arrested in connection with an investigation into an escort service operated by the porn film actress who, according to the 47-year-old, has starred in more than 50 pornographic films.

According to the newspaper, the porn star told police the businessman paid her 3,500 kronor for sex and that he had purchased sex from her on two previous occasions.

But the 47-year-old contends that police scared the allegations out of the woman, pushing her to "say things which weren't true."

He claims he simply wanted to take pictures of the woman in erotic poses in connection with casting work for a movie and that the two then had consensual sex following the photo shoot.

But the businessman isn't taking the ruling lying down, claiming calling the case a "damn legal scandal" and penning a letter to police in which he praises the women who work for escort services as "heroes" who provide depressed people with much-needed personal contact.

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