underage prostitution

Dutch police officer
Oct 24 '19 14:17

Police officers found a 17-year-old girl who had been missing for several days at a hotel in Middelburg on Wednesday evening. The police fear she was being forced to work as a prostitute. Two persons were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, the police said on Thursday.

Information that the teenage girl may be working for an escort company led the police to the Middelburg hotel on Wednesday. The suspects, a 22-year-old man from Zierikzee and an 18-year-old woman from Rotterdam, were arrested when they arrived at the hotel with the girl at around 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday. 

Oct 18 '19 07:49

There is less and less insight into victims of human trafficking, with especially children who are sexually exploited falling out of sight, according to a new report by the National Rapporteur on Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence against Children. This puts the protection of victims at risk, Coordinator Herman Bolhaar said. He blames the reduction at least partly on new privacy legislation.

Police guard in a detention center
Jul 17 '19 08:03

At least six underage boys were forced into prostitution by two men in the Utrecht neighborhood of Overvecht  over the past years, the Public Prosecution Service confirmed to NU.nl after a report in De Telegraaf. Not all of the suspects' victims have been identified yet, and there may be hundreds of victims, the newspapers write.

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Apr 3 '19 08:17

The police arrested two men in De Bilt and Zeist on Monday morning. They are suspected of human trafficking at two addresses in Utrecht. The two involved houses were placed on lockdown by the municipality last year, the police said in a statement.

According to the police, the 63-year-old man from De Bilt and 59-year-old man from Zeist rented two properties in Utrecht where the operated illegal sex establishments and facilitated prostitution. The municipality of Utrecht closed down the two properties when these suspicions were confirmed in November last year.

Gavel with lady justice in the background
Mar 19 '19 18:10

Eleven men, including the former deputy head prosecutor of the National Office and fraud specialist Vincent L., are being prosecuted for paying to commit sexual acts with an underage boy, NU.nl reports

The suspects are all from Amsterdam and Amstelveen and between 38 and 58 years old. The police tracked down the suspects after the boy's parents filed a police report in January 2017. The parents found suspicious messages on the boy's phone. He was around 16 years old at the time. 

Gavel
Sep 25 '18 09:10

A former group leader of youth care institution Hoenderloo Groep in Apeldoorn appeared in court on Monday on charges of forcing an underage girl at the institution into prostitution. The PvdA will ask parliamentary questions about this case, Omroep Gelderland reports.

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Mar 8 '18 10:36

A total of 11 men, including former deputy chief prosecutor Vincent L., are being prosecuted for having paid sex with an underage boy, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday.

The suspects are from Amsterdam and Amstelveen and between the ages of 38 and 61 years old. According to the Prosecutor, they had sex with the underage boy independently from each other. They were arrested between February and July last year and are no longer in custody.

Port-au-Prince Haiti January 20, 2010
Feb 12 '18 09:46

Over 700 donors for Oxfam Novib's Dutch branch withdrew their support to the organization due to reports of Oxfam Great Britain employees having sex parties with possibly underage prostitutes in Haiti in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake on the island in 2010. The Dutch branch understands why the donors are withdrawing their support, Ruud Huurman of Oxfam Novib Nederland said to BNR.

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Oct 18 '17 08:46

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.

Police
Jun 29 '17 13:40

A 27-year-old Amsterdam police officer caught having sex with a 17-year-old prostitute in 2014, appeared in court for the first time on Wednesday. The Public Prosecutor demanded 6 months in prison, three of which conditionally suspended, against him, AD reports.

Apr 26 '16 16:00

The court in Maastricht sentenced three suspects in the Valkenburg teen prostitution case to one day in prison and community service on Tuesday. One suspect got 240 hours of community service the other two were sentenced to 180 hours

Gavel
Apr 13 '16 14:20

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.

Gavel
Apr 16 '15 11:22

The Public Prosecutor has significantly reduced the charges against Armin A., the prime suspect in the Valkenburg underage prostitution case.

Feb 11 '15 13:42

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.

Feb 5 '15 12:46

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.

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Jan 26 '15 08:41

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.

Oct 20 '14 11:17

The police checked 71 prostitutes during the human trafficking action week that took place from October 8th - 14th. Ten of these prostitutes showed signs of human trafficking.

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