Sex trafficking

Sex trafficking - Twenty-four suspected members of a sex trafficking ring accused of forcing Nigerian women into prostitution in France have gone on trial today, the latest case to highlight the growing use of Nigerian migrants as sex slaves in Europe. Nigeria was the main country of origin of the migrants arriving across the Mediterranean to Italy in 2016 and 2017, though their numbers have since dropped. Nigerians now outnumber Chinese or Eastern European sex workers on the streets of France and some other European countries. Last year, 15 members of a Paris-based female-led pimping ring known as the "Authentic Sisters" were sentenced to up to 11 years in prison for forcing girls into sex slavery in France.

Last local news

Evening Update Friday 16 April 2021

French Health Minister Olivier Veran has said that the level of circulation of the virus in France is "too high" and the lifting of the curfew "is not... Evening Update Friday 16 April 2021 Read More

16/04/2021

Lunchtime News Friday 16th April 2021

Gabriel Attal, the French government spokesman, has this morning announced that the dates for the reopening of schools in France will be maintained. ... Lunchtime News Friday 16th April 2021 Read More

16/04/2021

French and Riviera News Friday 16th April 2021

The official death toll from Covid has exceeded 100,000 in France, with a further 300 dying in the last 24 hours according to figures released on Thur... French and Riviera News Friday 16th April 2021 Read More

16/04/2021

Evening Update Thursday 15 April 2021

In changes to health measures announced by the Monaco government today, restaurants will be able to open in the evenings until 9.30pm and vaccination ... Evening Update Thursday 15 April 2021 Read More

15/04/2021

Lunchtime News Thursday 15th April 2021

The Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi is meeting with the French Prime Minister Jean Castex at Matignon today, to sign a recovery agreement for ...... Lunchtime News Thursday 15th April 2021 Read More

15/04/2021