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Zakynthos ‘sex contest’ participants charged

Nine women have been detained on prostitution charges after allegedly taking part in oral sex competitions on the Ionian island of Zakynthos over the weekend, police said yesterday. Police in Athens originally said that the women involved were British but Reuters cited local police on Zakynthos as saying that they were Eastern European bar workers. British Foreign Office officials said no British women had been involved. The «contests» had been recorded and was destined for distribution on the Internet, police said. Six foreign men and six Greek men, including two bar owners, were charged with encouraging obscene behavior. The alleged incidents took place in two bars at Laganas, southeastern Zakynthos, popular with thousands of young Britons for its wild party scene.