September 1, 2010 / 10:02 AM / 9 years ago

Dutch colleges angry over sex job ads for freshmen

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A number of Dutch colleges are considering legal action against the publisher of a move-in guide for new freshmen, after the company included an ad recruiting students for jobs as online sex workers.

The “Student Information Guide 2010-2011,” which was handed out in recent weeks, included an ad offering the chance to earn money by engaging in sexual activities in front of webcams.

Leiden University said in a statement on its website that it had nothing to do with the guide, produced by Mediadam BV, and that it had filed a complaint with the company and was considering further action.

Dutch news agency ANP reported on Tuesday that at least two other colleges have made complaints with Mediadam and are considering their options.

A Mediadam director told ANP the company acknowledged it had made an error and that it had never stopped to think the guide could potentially be distributed to minors.

Reporting by Ben Berkowitz, editing by Paul Casciato

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