British defence ministry consultant arrested over sex-for-money website

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:03 PM ET

A computer consultant for Britain's Ministry of Defence has been arrested for allegedly inciting prostitution with a website that hooked up young female students with businessmen.

Mark Lancaster, 39, is on bail after being questioned by police about SponsorAScholar.co.uk, the Independent reports.

A reporter from that news outlet posed as an undergrad and arranged to meet a man who wanted to perform a "practical assessment" on how intimate she was willing to get with "sponsors."

The website, which has since been taken down, offered female students 17 to 24 years up to £15,000 a year (nearly $24,000 CAD) towards their tuition if they would have "discreet adventures" with businessmen, the report said.

It's not known how many women agreed to participate or if money ever changed hands.

Lancaster, the Independent said, has clearance to work on a major Ministry of Defence contract to consolidate the military's computer networks

 


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