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PORTLAND A new study found that one in 25 Portland men have solicited sex from prostitutes online.

The study, conducted by Arizona State University, analyzed the internet solicitation habits of men in 15 U.S. cities.

Researchers placed ads on the website Backpage.com and found than 31,200 Portland men, which is nearly 4 percent of the population, solicit sex online.

The researchers also tried to study prostitution ads on Craigslist, but they were blocked.

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