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Carers allowed to help autistic man who 'cannot get girlfriend' pay for sex


Carers for a man with a form of autism and a genetic disorder can help him pay for sex, a court has ruled. The landmark decision could have major implications for the lives of many vulnerable and disabled people, although the Government has been given leave to appeal.

Mr Justice Anthony Hayden, vice president of the Court of Protection, ruled that carers should not be prosecuted for helping certain patients with "this most important sphere of human interaction".

The case revolved around a 27-year-old man, granted anonymity by the courts and referred to as 'C', who told his care advocate he wanted to experience sex, reports the Liverpool Echo.

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