Nearly 1,400 underage girls every year are brought into the world of sex slavery in the Netherlands.
These victims range in ages but are all seduced, groomed and then brought into the sex trade by men with migrant backgrounds, The Christian Post reported.
“These men are mostly Moroccans, Turks, Caribbeans, and Roma. The lion’s share of them have a migrant background,” Gideon van Aartsen of Watch Nederland told Dutch newspaper, “Algemeen Dagblad.” Watch Nederland is a group that fights child exploitation, while working with the local police to rescue children from the sex trade.
The report, published earlier this month and translated into English by Breitbart London, tells the horrific stories behind the world of sex trafficking in the Netherlands. Migrant men often entice underage girls by offering them drugs, alcohol and expensive gifts. These men call themselves “loverboys,” and after they lure a girl in, they then blackmail them to enter full-time prostitution.
Van Aartsenof Watch Nederland explained that the illegal business of prostitution is quite profitable for these men. They can earn “up to 800 euros a day on a girl” when they sell her for sex. They don’t only trade the underaged girl’s body for money, but also illegal drugs and mass-weapon trafficking.
Marijke van Overveld and Esmee Huijps, who work as policemen and human trafficking experts, detailed that 1,400 Dutch girls are taken into the world of sex trafficking each year. Unfortunately, this statistic has been a constant over the past couple of years in the Netherlands.
In October 2017, DutchNews.nl reported that over 6,000 people are taken into human trafficking each year in the Netherlands alone. 1,320 of those taken into the sex trade were underage females.
The report was led by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. It also notes that there was a problem with cross-border trafficking in the Netherlands. The study shows that 46 percent of the sex trafficking cases came from within the Netherlands, while another 21 percent came from the cross-border trafficking.
Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen, a Dutch National Reporter, stated that even though there was a high rate of sex trafficking victims in the Netherlands, in 2016, the reported rate dropped 17 percent.
But she is not quick to celebrate, as she doesn’t believe human trafficking is on a decline, but the reporting of it.
“I am extremely concerned about the drop in reports,” Dettmeijer-Vermeulen stated. “Human trafficking is not in decline. We now know that the number of victims is around 6,250 a year and this means an increasing number of cases are under the radar.”
There are many groups all around the world that work to fight sex-trafficking, like Saving Innocencee. Kim Biddle, the founder of the organization, has warned countless times that Western nations are too complacent with sex-trafficking.
“The largest problem within the United States or Europe is that we believe the worst of this is happening ‘over there’ in nations of corruption and poverty. While it is happening overseas, this crime is driven by money and demand. Criminals within Europe and the United States don’t need to ‘import’ human goods when there is a large supply of vulnerable children within our foster systems to exploit,” Biddle told The Christian Post earlier this year. “Our traffickers state that they are easy prey, because they are desperate for love, companionship, a place to belong; and when they go missing, no one goes looking for them.”
(H/T: The Christian Post)