Sex Work

Maine Man Says Life Ruined After Arrest on Prostitution Charges

Consensual sex in exchange for currency is illegal in much of the land of the free


A Maine man said his life was irrevocably changed when he was arrested on a charge of engaging a prostitute, and now he's closely following the investigation into charges brought against a Thomaston man in a Kennebunk prostitution case.

The man, who spoke to Seacoast Media Group under the condition of anonymity and is referred to as "Joe" in this story, said he faced shame in his community, lost his relationship, spent "thousands of dollars" in legal fees and relationship counseling, and hasn't been able to find a job since his arrest.