Woman held as sex slave

Police have arrested two men and are seeking another seven people who allegedly colluded to keep a 19-year-old foreign woman locked up in an apartment in Thessaloniki for several weeks as they prostituted her. Officers said the young woman arrived in Greece on December 21 last year having been promised steady work. However, the members of the ring which brought her into the country took her travel documents and then forced her to sleep with men who paid the gang. The victim alleged that she was taken to Athens and Kavala, northern Greece, where she was forced to have sex with the gang’s clients. The unnamed 19-year-old was kept under guard in an apartment in Thessaloniki for the rest of the time. The woman escaped recently and went to the police. This led to the arrest of two bar owners from Kavala, aged 42 and 44.

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