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Last Updated: Tuesday, 10 February, 2004, 11:02 GMT
Police examine 'student sex' bids
Rosie Reid
Police are looking at whether Miss Reid is breaking the law
Police are examining whether a student who plans to sell her virginity on the internet is breaking the law.

Rosie Reid, 18, a Bristol University social policy student from Dulwich, London, said she wants the cash to avoid graduating with too many debts.

According to her website, she has closed the sale after receiving a 8,400 bid on Sunday.

But a spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said the force was looking at the case.

"It's a strange one because it's a grey area," he said.

"We are taking advice. I think it's probably illegal because it's like soliciting, but we are taking legal advice over the matter."

A spokeswoman for the university said: "As far as the university is concerned we have no comment as it's not a university issue and the student is an adult."

Miss Reid's mother Jenny, said: "We have tried to talk her out of it. We have told her we would rather she didn't do this, and would hope that she won't.

"She did tell us about it when she knew it was going to be reported by the media."




SEE ALSO:
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09 Feb 04  |  Bristol/Somerset
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26 Jan 04  |  Bristol/Somerset
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