EVIL Romanian sex traffickers are grooming girls in schools and forcing them into prostitution in the UK, a new documentary has claimed.
Kids as young as 10 are being targeted with the “loverboy method”, a ruse used by traffickers to trick girls into thinking they are in loving relationships with their kidnappers.
They are then transported from Romanian schools to the UK, where they are subjected to unimaginable abuse, les Daily Telegraph rapports.
Hundreds of girls have fallen victim to a loophole in Romanian law, whereby cops can’t pursue kidnappers if the girl leaves of her own free will without complaint.
Iana Matei – who operates a Romanian shelter for trafficked kids – told BBC Two documentary Sold: Sex Slaves Next Door: “The loverboy method is the most horrible method of recruiting girls.
“There are recruiters in the school yards and they talk to the girls.
“I have a 13-year-old, Daniella, right here desperately trying to get back to her 52-year-old loverboy.”
The documentary airs at 11.15pm on Monday night.
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L'année dernière, a European Commission report warned that 10 times more children are being smuggled out of Romania than the last time they analysed the figures, dans 2016.
En même temps, police raids in Leicestershire and Northumberland have shown that up to 86 per cent of women working in some British brothels are now from Romania.
From expensive strip clubs in London to gloomy street corners in Leeds, the UK sex industry is littered with stories of so-called ‘Roms’ selling their bodies for hard cash.
The women are often trafficked as girls, then forced into the sex industry by money-hungry gangs that milk them for every penny – amassing huge profits.
With each prostitute making between £500 and £700 a day from servicing multiple ‘clients,’ their pimps can rake in £12,500 a month – or £135,000 a year – from a single girl.
Yet the women themselves are often left destitute as they are ordered to hand over all the cash they make to the men that stole them as children.
In Romania, experts say that so much money is now involved that the trafficking gangs have corrupted government officials.