If He Ever Paid for Sex, He's More Likely to Hurt You
1 year ago
How can you tell if someone is more prone to committing a crime? Just find out if they ever paid for sex.
A new study reveals that men who pay for sex will commit a variety of offenses compared to men who don't pay for sex.
The nonprofit group Prostitution Research and Education found that sex buyers were more likely to report having committed felonies and misdemeanors, including crimes related to violence against women and those related to substance abuse, assault and weapons.
Sex buyers "seemed to justify their involvement in the sex industry by stating their belief ... that women in prostitution were intrinsically different from non-prostituting women," the study's authors said.
Think it's in his past? In the study, 61 percent of sex buyers currently had a wife or girlfriend.
Oh, he'll never hurt you? Check out these facts:
- An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
- Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.
- In 70-80% of intimate partner homicides, no matter which partner was killed, the man physically abused the woman before the murder.