The other girl said: ‘I wanted to build a future for myself. But when we go here they changed completely.
‘They forced us to do things we did not agree to. I was afraid of the slightest movement.’
The girls were freed a fortnight after being brought to the UK when police received a tip-off from a member of the public on Twitter and raided the brothel.
As ever, it undoubtedly happens. But not to any large extent as pretty quickly one or other of the punters will realise what is happening and dob the traffickers in. Being forced into prostitution is vile, it’s rape. The bastards also got 53 years for doing it, good. But it’s not going to happen very often and it’s not going to last very long when it does.
As BiS tells us, the economics don’t work either:
A few days after meeting Matei and Petre the men became their ‘boyfriends’ and enticed them with the dream of moving to the UK.
They left Romania, travelling across Europe and catching the ferry to Dover.
From there they were driven to a rented three-bedroom terrace in Preston, Lancashire, where they were told they would be expected to work as prostitutes.
Police believe the girls were visited by as many as 10 men a day, and while one of them made £1,000 through prostitution she was not allowed to keep a penny.
Risking 52 years, bringing someone over from Romania, for £1,000? That’s not an economic transaction, is it, that’s just gross stupidity.