Over 6 thousand people, mostly women, are annually exploited for prostitution or webcam sex in the Netherlands, according to a new report by National Rapporteur on Human Trafficking Corinne Dettmeijer. With that, the number of human trafficking victims in the country is five times higher than assumed, RTL Nieuws reports.
The Dutch police arrested five persons suspected of sexually exploiting at least two minor girls by inciting them into prostitution, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday.
The arrests were made late in May. Three people aged 32 and a 17-year-old girl are still in custody. A 57-year-old man was released, but is still a suspect.
A 47-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man were taken into custody for bringing four Dominican women to the Netherlands illegally and forcing them to work as prostitutes in Amsterdam without a permit, Het Parool reports.
The Dominican women worked as prostitutes from a house on Haroekoestraat in Amsterdam Oost, according to the newspaper. The suspects appeared in court on Monday. They are suspected of human trafficking and money laundering.
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.
Five men were arrested in Middelburg, Zeeland on Tuesday on suspicion of organizing illegal prostitution, human trafficking and forced prostitution, the police said in a statement on Friday.
The court in Breda acquitted a 26-year-old man suspected of forcing at least one asylum seeker into prostitution. According to the court, there is not enough evidence to prove that the woman, a resident of the asylum center in Gilze, was forced
A majority of the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, wants to make it illegal to have sex with prostitutes that were forced into the profession. Though the parties are still quibbling on how exactly to word such a legislative proposal
The Public prosecutor demanded prison time against three suspects in the Valkenburg teen prostitution case in court on Wednesday. They are all suspected of having paid sex with an underage girl.
A 26-year-old man from Grathem in Limburg is suspected of forcing women living in the asylum center in Gilze into prostitution. One victim is a Ukrainian woman in her fifties
The police arrested a fugitive convicted of sex trafficking a coffee shop in Zwolle on Monday. The 44 year old man was convicted of human trafficking and forcing women into prostitution.
Anonymous crime hotline Meld Misdaad Anoniem launched a new campaign against forced prostitution, loverboys and other forms of human trafficking on Tuesday. It is aimed at clients and aid givers who work with minors or mentally disabled people
The Public Prosecutor demanded four years in prison, six months of which conditionally suspended, against 26 year old Aroetjoen M. from Zeist in court on Tuesday. M. is suspected of forcing a 16 year old girl into prostitution by blackmailing her with naked pictures of herself. He is also suspected of human trafficking, domestic violence and incitement to drug trafficking.
Residents of shelters meant for women who are the victims of domestic violence and forced prostitution in Alkmaar and Heemskerk, are often encouraged to become prostitutes and to convince other women to do so.
Two members of motorcycle gang Satudarah were acquitted of sexual exploitation by the court in Almelo on Tuesday.
A 25 year old man was arrested in Eindhoven on Tuesday night on suspicion of human trafficking after a wounded woman was found on the street earlier that night.
The police arrested a 26 year old man from Zeist on suspicion of human trafficking on Tuesday. He allegedly forced a 16 year old girl to have sex with multiple clients for a long period of time.
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.
The police arrested a 63 year old man and a 39 year old woman in Franeker on Wednesday. The man is suspected of money laundering, force prostitution and exploitation. Three people laid charges against him.
Limburg is again in the news because of forced underage prostitution. According to the Public Prosecutor, two girls aged 14 and 15 from Kerkrade were forced to work as prostitutes for 6 months, NOS reports. Two men from Heerlen are in custody.
The court in The Hague yesterday sentenced a 32 year old man to 5 years in prison for the sexual exploitation of two women. The man forced these women to work as prostitutes for almost 8 years
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.
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.