A Polish father who let his 14-year-old son pick out a prostitute to take his virginity as a gift was spared jail by a British judge Friday, Reuters reported.
The 42-year-old was arrested when he took the boy to an undercover police officer posing as a prostitute on the side of the road in the red-light district of Nottingham, England.
Prosecutor Adrian Harris told the court the man made a deal with the undercover cop to have sex with his son for $30, and was then arrested by plainclothes police officers.
The unidentified father was originally given a 10-month prison sentence after he admitted to a charge of trying to solicit a woman to have sex with a child, Reuters reported.
Judge Jonathan Teare said he would not send the man to jail because of his excellent character and that he believed he did not mean any harm to his son.
"You have a duty of care to your son and that is to look after his moral welfare, not as you might think to break him in to the ways of sex through a prostitute," Reuters quoted Teare.
The boy will continue to live with his father.