A "senior manager" at the Public Prosecution's Office was suspended on suspicion of having paid sex with a teenager, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday. According to newspaper AD, the prosecutor in question is 44-year-old Vincent L. - second in charge at the National Office in Amsterdam.
Watch Nederland, an organization aimed at fighting sexual exploitation, launched a nationwide hotline on Monday where pimps can be reported. The hotline is available 24/7 and is intended for victims, parents of victims, bystanders and professionals, Het Parool reports.
The hotline can be contacted by phone or email. It provides advice, references to the relevant aid organizations and support in finding children who fell into the hands of pimps.
Customers of underage prostitutes rarely ended up in court over the past 15 years. And those that did got lower sentences than the guidelines.