British Government Releases Report on Sex

In its first attempt to estimate the extent of sex slave trade in England, the British government released a report Sunday stating that hundreds of women, most from the former Yugoslavia, are being forced into prostitution in Britain. Kidnapped or lured into the country by false advertisements for jobs, women are escorted into the country by traffickers posing as a husband or boyfriend. Upon arrival, traffickers take the women’s counterfeit passports and force them to work in brothels to repay travel costs, sometimes more than $20,000. The report recommends establishing a new “sexual exploitation” crime and enforcing stiffer penalties for forced prostitution.


Associated Press, June 5, 2000

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