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'Sugar daddy' website owner charged with debauchery in Belgium


The chief executive of a pan-European "sugar daddy" dating site that targeted students with adverts outside Belgian universities last summer has appeared in court charged with debauchery.

Norwegian Sigurd Vedal, 47, whose website Rich Meet Beautiful claimed to offer a "Fifty Shades of Grey" experience to young women, is being prosecuted following a complaint by the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Trucks bearing large posters promoting the website, described as a "sugar daddy and sugar baby dating site", appeared on the outskirts of campuses in Brussels last year. The advertisement invited students to "improve your style of life [by getting] a sugar daddy".