French politicians may punish prostitutes' clients
Tuesday 06 December 2011
French politicians are expected to pass a symbolic resolution that would condemn prostitution as linked to human trafficking and violence before beginning debate on a tough proposed law that would punish clients.
The resolution is expected to easily pass the scrutiny of politicians in the lower house today.
Politicians will then take on a bill with real teeth. According to the bill, a copy of which was obtained by The AP, clients who "solicit, accept or obtain" sex for money risk two months in prison and a fine of 3,750 euros.
When the sex provider is a minor, the client's risk increases to three years in prison and a 45,000 euro fine.
The bill could go before politicians as early as today or within the next few days.
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