Who's buying sex in Minnesota? Married white men, study says


A report released Wednesday answers very basic questions about the people who buy sex in Minnesota, addressing a major gap in the research nationwide.

The information is key in finding other ways to combat sex trafficking in the state, said Mary Beth Hanson, vice president of external relations, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota.

It's a difficult topic to research as it's hidden, illegal, highly stigmatized and dangerous, said Lauren Martin, director of research for the Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center at the University of Minnesota.

Researchers interviewed criminal justice and social services workers, reviewed court cases, gathered print media coverage and analyzed online advertisements.

To read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/local/2017/08/02/whos-buying-sex-minnesota-mostly-married-white-men-study-says/523795001/