Please see our Commenting Policy for more. People connected to the industry say the Jan. Wesley argues that Levesque, who was a sex worker, was placed in danger by the stricter laws governing prostitution. Before , Wesley explained, a man could pay a woman to have sex in a private hotel room and no one was committing a crime. But under Bill C, purchasing sex or benefiting from the selling of sex is illegal.
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Instead of screaming or running out of the room to the front desk, sex workers have learned to attempt to take care of hostile situations on their own. But now, Wesley said, the act of negotiating services is illegal. The police, he said, prefer that the women work indoors, in a safe environment. Stapleton said in a recent interview his office had received calls from correctional employees in different parts of the country saying the practice of letting offenders purchase sex was rare, but it did occur in the past. We've sent an email with instructions to create a new password. Your existing password has not been changed.