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Two arrested, two sought for sex-trafficking of Bulgarian minor

A 28-year-old Bulgarian and a 36-year-old Greek were arrested on sex-trafficking charges over the weekend, while another two suspects, a 43-year-old foreign national and a 32-year-old Greek, were identified and being sought by police in the same case.

According to initial reports, the four suspects were facing charges for forcing an underage Bulgarian girl to have intercourse with men in Florina and Thessaloniki, northern Greece.

Police reports suggested the 28-year-old and the 43-year-old had brought the victim to Greece via Italy about two months ago. On June 18, the Bulgarian minor managed to escape from an apartment where she was being held captive in the area of Analipsi, in Thessaloniki, and go to the police.