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Swede reports 'expensive' sex to police

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Swede reports 'expensive' sex to police
Not impressed by the cost of his illegal sex purchase, one man decided to call the police. Photo: ipi6r/Flickr
15:32 CEST+02:00
A 55-year-old man in western Sweden illegally purchased sex from two women - and then called police to complain about their "outrageous" prices.

"I believe I've been cheated," the man said when interrogated by Gothenburg police. "They took way too much money from me."

At first the man just told police he had been robbed. But when police arrived at the scene, it was clear what he had been up to.

The man had met two prositutes in Rosenlund, the red-light district of Gothenburg, and paid 3,000 kronor ($436) to each of them for an hour of services, newspaper Expressen reported.

Buying sex is illegal in Sweden, and the man immediately confessed to his crime. When police asked why he had done it, his response was simple. 

"That's just how it is. A man has his needs."

The man has now been charged for buying sexual services, and faces fines of 24,500 kronor ($3,561). 

Sex trade in Gothenburg is a growing problem some say has developed into a full-blown slave trade, with police powerless to do anything about it. 

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