The police and various healthcare institutions in Amsterdam are teaming up to help the victims of so-called loverboys by giving then psychological and legal aid. The goal is to make the police more accessible to girls who want to get out of the clutches of their "loverboy," a reference to specific types of pimps, Het Parool reports.
Eight men suspected of having sex with an underage prostitute being held trapped in the cellar of a flat in Schiedam are appearing in the court in Rotterdam on Friday.
The Public Prosecutor's office is pressing cases against at least 29 men for having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute in a Valkenburg, Limburg hotel. The men will appear in front of Maastricht Court between July 8 and 18, the public prosecutor reported.
The Public Prosecutor demanded a 2 year prison sentence against Armin A., suspected of pimping a 16 year old girl to as many as 80 men in Limburg, in the Maastricht court on Monday.
The man suspected of pimping a 16 year old girl to as many as 80 men in Limburg was remanded into custody today. The court in Maastricht called the suspect, Armin A., both a flight risk and at risk of committing the crime again, according to Hart van Nederland.
The Public Prosecutor has significantly reduced the charges against Armin A., the prime suspect in the Valkenburg underage prostitution case.
A second suspect in the Valkenburg lover-boy case has committed suicide. He was (probably) one of the 16 year old girl's customers.
The police in Rotterdam rescued a 15 year old girl from prostitution on Friday. According to the Public Prosecutor, a 20 year old Rotterdam resident has been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking.
Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice) has no objection to the municipality of Amsterdam's plan to set up a prostitution business where approximately 50 women can work without a pimp. He said this in response to questions from the SGP in the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament), NOS reports.
The Public Prosecution has confirmed that one of the dozens of men suspected of having sex with a 16 year old girl in a hotel in Valkenburg, has recently committed suicide, 1Limburg reports.
The man who pimped out a 16-year-old girl in Limburg, did so only because the girl wanted to, his lawyer has said. His statement comes as DNA research shows that no less than 80 men has sex with the underage girl.
The police will soon be at the door of about 50 men for having sex with a 16-year-old girl. The police tracked the men using the mobile phone of a so-called "lover boy" in Valkenburg and used condoms.
There should be a ban on pimps to reduce the exploitation of prostitutes, says the socially conservative political party ChristenUnie. Pimps regulate prostitution and take a part of the prostitutes' money, they claim. They are oftentimes not punishable by law and there should be a bill changing that, the party suggests.
Men who have sex with prostitutes that have been forced into the role could go to prison for four years if a new bill working its way through Parliament becomes law. Clients who suspect the prostitute is working against her will, but have sex with her anyway, could also be fined up to 20,250 euros.
It’s obviously one of the most popular but also controversial tourist spots of Amsterdam. The red light district, in Dutch also called De Wallen, is situated in one of the oldest parts of Amsterdam and has around 2000 prostitutes. In 2007 the municipality of Amsterdam launched ‘Project 1012’ to fight against the high level of crime and human trafficking in the postal code area ‘1012’, where De Wallen is also located. After five years, has this initiative paid off?