Friday 20 October 2017

Compensation deals raise justice fears

Dearbhail McDonald

Dearbhail McDonald

SEX and money are uneasy bedfellows.

The Oireachtas is weighing up whether to criminalise men who buy sex, but not the women who sell it.

At the same time, there is a growing discomfort that men (for it is mostly men) who are convicted of sexual assaults, are avoiding jail if – along with other mitigating factors – they pay financial compensation to their victims.

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