Sunday 19 February 2017

Compensation deals raise justice fears

Published 06/07/2013 | 05:00

SEX and money are uneasy bedfellows.

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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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