Ex-str_ipper Katherine Sears – mum to a four-month-old boy has defended her dual careers, telling an American broadcaster that “pro_stitutes are some of the best people I’ve known.”
She and husband John Sears are criminal defence attorneys who run a joint law firm in Des Moines, Iowa.
The couple met at law school and, according to their website, if she isn’t in court, “I usually work from home so that I’m around to be a mom for my kids.”
Katherine splits her time between working as a pr_ostitute for three weeks in Nevada – the only state where pro_stitution is legal – and a part-time lawyer for a week in Iowa.
She told WNDU News: “I like se_x. Se_x is fun. And I can get paid for it.”
Katherine estimated that she earns up to £45,000 in less than a month while working as a prostitute.
John told the broadcaster he “doesn’t really care that much” about his wife’s other job, as she was already working as a pr_ostitute when they started dating several years ago
The couple are adamant it’s “consensual s_ex”, as she can choose whether to be paid to have se_x, or turn away a potential client.
Katherine said that women who speak openly about their s_exuality are “degraded” and stigmatised as “bad” people.
Despite that, she’s keen to push for all of America to decriminalise pr_ostitution.
She’s so agitated about protecting people’s rights, that she is taking on pr_ostitution cases charge-free.
Their website says that because Katherine “thinks it’s absolutely unconscionable that the government restricts women’s ability to condition consent to s_exual activity on payment, I’m offering pro bono – that means free – representation to women and others charged with prostitution in Polk County, Iowa.
“I’ve spent two years as a pro_stitute in a legal brothel, and a few years as a st_ripper, and I loved my job.