Belgium - December 16th, 2005: A 27 years old man became famous in Belgium by going to the public together with his mother to ask the welfare office to pay for prostitutes.
Accordingly with the laws in Belgium, people who are severely handicapped, such
as Jurgen Van Acker, who cannot talk, walk eat or sit are eligible to receive
only a masturbation kit with vibrators and pumps from the welfare, in order
to satisfy their sexual needs.
However, in extreme cases such as Jurgen's, he is not even able to operate
a masturbation device. In the past six years, Jurgen and his mother have been
paying for a monthly visit of a prostitute to fulfill Jurgen's erotic dreams.
But he wants more, as he says, communicating through his computer, that needs
sex at least once a week. His mother cannot pay for many visits; neither can
she operate a masturbation device, as it would be embarrassing, disgusting and
even illegal. While prostitution is illegal in Belgium, authorities say that
there's nothing else they could do.