A growing number of men in New York are posting online offers of free rent for women in exchange for sex, and city police are not amused.
Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne said such swaps amount to prostitution, and that cases that have been investigated proved to be "little more than a form of voyeurism that didn't result in an actual exchange of sex for rent," the New York Daily News said.
The newspaper found numerous offers on the craigslist.org Web site.
"All you have to do is take care of all my urges, and I'll let you live in a one-bedroom apartment I own rent free," wrote the alleged owner of a three-family house in the Bronx.
In another, a 33-year-old man in Brooklyn said the room comes with a TV, DVD player, an Internet-ready computer and a phone line.
However, none of the would-be landlords responded to inquiries by newspaper staff.