Swedish PM wants tougher sentences for those who buy sex from prostitutes


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The Independent Online

The Swedish Prime Minister says he wants to increase the sentences under the country’s pioneering law on prostitution, which criminalises the buyer and protects the prostitute.

Fredrik Reinfeldt said he wants a mandatory prison sentence  for buying sex from minors, and tougher sentences for those knowingly buying sex from trafficking victims.

Currently, people buying sex can be fined or jailed for up to a year, but Mr Reinfeldt said no one has been sentenced to prison in 4,782 cases so far.