Sex buyers are rich, educated and not single – survey claims

first_imgWhatsApp Email Advertisement Previous articleWeekend Munster Rugby FixturesNext articleLIT and Mary I into Fitzgibbon quarter-finals admin NewsLocal NewsSex buyers are rich, educated and not single – survey claimsBy admin – February 12, 2013 566 Linkedincenter_img Print Twitter ONE in four people surveyed who have paid for sex, said they encountered trafficked or controlled women in Ireland. Some said they refused to continue with the transaction as the believed the women were “too young, unhappy, unwilling or intimidated”. Furthermore, the survey carried out by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, says that the majority of men are middle to high earners in society, have third level education and are in long-term relationships if not married. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Being named in the local newspaper if prosecuted for sexual offences ranked as one of the highest rated deterrents to men buying sex. That, and obtaining a criminal record are only surpassed by the fear of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.Denise Charlton, Chief Executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland said: “These findings are an important contribution to the current debate on whether to curb exploitation, abuse and trafficking by targeting the buyers of sex. We have now heard from the buyers themselves that such laws would be a deterrent.”The profile of those who use prostitutes has shown they are most likely to be middle aged men (36% aged 25 and 44, with 48% aged over 45) who have completed third level education (41%) and are earning more than €20,000 (70%) with just over a fifth topping the €40,000 wage bracket (21%). In addition just over half said they were in a relationship.“The majority of buyers had paid for sex when abroad, mostly in Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and Thailand showing that buyers are attracted to destinations where prostitution has been legalised or is tolerated.”The online survey is part of a Europe wide project, ‘Stop Traffick!’ supported by the EU, and which over a three-month period used social media, websites and chatrooms to invite responses from both Irish sex buyers and those who do not use prostitutes.“We know too that the image of the happy independent hooker which is being portrayed by those opposed to new laws is not the reality. 24% of buyers reconsidered a transaction because they believed the women and girls involved were controlled, unhappy, too young, unwilling or intimidated.“The fact that buyers generally have a higher income, are better educated and in a relationship dispels the myth of prostitution being used by people who are lonely, isolated or insecure.”The survey results will be shared with the Oireachtas Justice Committee as they continue their consultation process into legislation for prostitution.“We hope it will form part of their deliberations as they continue the review of the laws on prostitution”, concluded Ms Charlton.IN NUMBERS411 survey responses,57 men were buyers of sex1 woman admitted paying for sex24% reconsidered the transaction32% feared disease19% feared a criminal conviction17% feared jail time17% feared being named in local newspaper. Facebooklast_img read more

List of Ocean City Beaches Protected by Lifeguards: Sept. 8 to 14

first_imgWeekend crowds on the downtown beaches in Ocean City, NJ.The Ocean City Beach Patrol will be guarding the following beaches Monday (Sept. 8) through Sunday (Sept. 14):St. Charles Place (between First and Second streets)Brighton Place (between Fourth and Fifth streets)Eighth StreetNinth Street10th Street12th Street34th Street58th StreetThese beaches are protected weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.The Ocean City Beach Patrol strongly urges bathers to swim only at guarded beaches. If you have any questions, please call 609-525-9200.Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeguards typically work into the third week of September, but the number of patrolled beaches might be further decreased after Sept. 14.The ocean water temperature was 73 degrees on Monday (Sept. 8), and there were no named tropical storms in the Atlantic basin. September is the most common month for hurricanes and the rough surf that accompanies them.For more information on guarded beaches, refer to radio 1620 AM or Ocean City TV information channel 97.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

Florida woman arrested for sampling sex toy inside store

first_imgPolice in Fort Pierce say they arrested a 36-year-old woman after she walked into an adult store and began opening and sampling the merchandise.The incident occurred on August 31st around 7:00 pm at the Lion’s Den on Okeechobee Road.According to the report, authorities received a call about woman later identified as Theresa Ann Stanley, who came into the store only wearing a shirt and began trying on, opening, and using the merchandise while still in the store.When they arrived to the store, they found Stanley completely naked, sitting in an office chair while using a pink sex toy.Officials reported that Stanley seemed slightly intoxicated and told them that she had about six beers since that morning.Stanley was taken to an area hospital where she was evaluated before being transported to the St. Lucie County Jail.She now faces a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct as well as a shoplifting charge.last_img read more

Guyana wraps up participation at UCI World Masters Championships

first_imgGUYANA’s two-man team consisting of 1980 and 1984 Olympics representative, James ‘Joelyn’ Joseph and Aubrey Gordon, competed at the 2017 UCI World Masters Championships in Carson, California over the past week, at the VELO Sports Center.The Guyana team participated in the 20 laps scratch race. The race was won by Clayton Shepard of the USA, while Guyana’s James ‘Joelyn’ Joseph finished second and Michael Hines of USA, third.Gordon, who was not having a good race, was forced to abandon with 8 laps to go as he was forced off the track when two cyclists fell in front of him.The 500 meters time trial was won by USA’s Kurt Sato (34.936 seconds). David Willmott of Australia (35.915 seconds) was second and Joseph (36.088 seconds) third.The flying 200 metres is used to seed the cyclist for the Match Sprint. Joseph rode a world record time of 11.420 seconds and was seeded number one.Gordon rode the final event–40 laps point to point–and was ninth.“In Summary, Guyana did very well, however, to continue at this level the cyclists and Coach who had to foot their expenses will need financial assistance” the team’s coach, Victor Rutherford said, while adding “arriving on Saturday to commence racing on Sunday in not good enough. Especially as our cyclists do not have the luxury of a Velodrome at their disposal.”Rutherford explained that “most of the competitors have sponsors who absorb the cost and are full time cyclist. Team Guyana needs to be in place a week before the competition so as to practice on the track. Gordon and Joseph understandably have their Day job and family expenses.”“Hopefully, next year’s Championships which will be held at the said venue, we can by way of sponsors, the Guyana Cycling Federation, the GOA the ministry of sport and Guyanese at large, be able to equip the cyclists so that they can have an even playing field” Rutherford said.While advocating for Guyana to have a larger contingent, Rutherford thanked Neville and Cyril Hunte, Peter Sue, Mark Wills and Nehru Sheow for their support of the team.The VELO Sports Center is a 100,000 square foot, $15 million worth specially designed 250- meter indoor cycle racing track. The VELO Sports Center is also a part of StubHub Center’s partnership with the USOC as an Official U.S. Olympic Training Site and is a home track to USA Cycling’s national track cycling programme.The VELO Sports Center hosts training and international competitions for the world’s elite cyclists, as well as classes open to the public, at any skill level.last_img read more

Hearts of Oak quell Stephen Abugri sack rumours

first_imgHearts of Oak have dispelled rumours the club have sacked assistant coach Stephen Abugri.Local media reports claimed Abugri was axed for his disloyalty to head coach Herbert Addo and incited a number of players to underperform.Team Manger Sabhan Quaye openly accused Abugri of insubordination and undermining Addo.But Corporate Affairs Manager Joe Addo explained the former King Faisal coach has only been re-assigned, not sacked.”We all know the results we were getting wasn’t comforting, so we wanted to change things around to see if there will be an improvement but some people took offence to that and started reported some wrong things on the airwaves,” he said.”In the heat of the poor run, we decided our U17 coach Dauda Lutterodt swap places with assistant coach Stephen Abugri. “That’s just what we did. There were no fights or quarrels as reported. The simple fact is we moved coaches around.”Hearts of Oak are billed to play Olympique de Ngor of Senegal in the next stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.last_img read more