LYON, France: Twenty-four suspected members of a sex trafficking ring accused of forcing Nigerian women into prostitution in France go on trial Wednesday, 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 andthough their numbers have since dropped. Many of the arrivals were women and girls lured to Europe with false promises of jobs as hairdressers or seamstresses, only to find themselves selling sex on arrival to repay their debts. Nigerians now outnumber Chinese or Eastern European sex workers on the streets of France and some other European countries.
The publicly accessible onlineregister of people prosecuted for sexual violence since will allow public bodies and police authorities to conduct background checks and identify repeat offenders.
Prostitution in Nigeria is illegal in all Northern States that practice Islamic penal code. In Southern Nigeriathe activities of pimps or madams, underage prostitution and the operation or ownership of brothels are penalized under sections, and of the Nigerian Criminal Code. The Nigeria criminal system prohibits national and trans-national trafficking of women for commercial sex or forced labour.
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