British students are reportedly being offered more than $24,000 annually for education costs in exchange for having sex with a stranger, an undercover investigation has found.
The Independent reports that a website — SponsorAScholar.co.uk — claims to have arranged for 1,400 women aged between 17 and 24 to be funded through their studies by wealthy businessmen seeking “discreet adventures.”
But in a recorded encounter with a reporter posing as a student, a male “assessor” from the website asked that she undergo a “practical assessment” with him at a nearby location to prove the “level of intimacy” she was prepared to share before being allowed to find a sponsor online.
The assessor said the arrangement was necessary for “quality control,” telling the reporter posing as a student that the more she was prepared to do, the more money she would receive.
Claims by the website that it has a roster of hundreds of students could not be verified, The Independent reports.
The website, according to The Independent, appears to be operating in a grey area within Britain’s sex laws which allow escort agencies to function legitimately by offering introductions between clients and sex workers.