”My member only entered her for a very short while,” the man defended himself when questioned by police, according to daily Aftonbladet.
Swedish police were carrying out surveillance against a suspected brothel in Bromma, a suburb of Stockholm, where they suspected that several Romanian women were working as prostitutes.
The officers witnessed the 71-year-old leave his car and enter the brothel. After a while the police heard panting and creaking noises through the letterbox.
When the man left the premises he was promptly arrested, but would only admit to “attempting” to pay for sex.
The crime – as well as the act – had not been completed, argued the man, due to his very severe erectile problems.
According to the paper the 71-year-old acts as chairman of the board within a large Swedish real estate company.
He is married, has an annual income of 6.3 million kronor ($925,000) and is good for another 15 million kronor, according to the paper.
Despite his member failing to stand at attention, the 71-year-old was later convicted for buying sex and was sentenced to pay a fine equivalent to 50 days pay — around 50,000 kronor.
”I have no comments, I must refer the matter to my lawyer,” the man told Aftonbladet.
According to the paper, the failed sex purchase had already set the man back by €200 ($268).