The Bois de Vincennes, a sprawling park on the outskirts of eastern Paris, is home to horse riding schools and a zoo which has also been part-commandeered by human traffickers and sex slaves.
The sex slaves are brought from various African countries, but 80 per cent are reportedly Nigerian women who are made to stand by the park in revealing outfits, waiting for customers.
The women who have no identity and means of escaping their predicament for several reasons, return the money they made to their traffickers at the end of the day.
9 out of 10 women in the park are not free women, belonging to a network of human traffickers.
Concise gathered that selling sex is reportedly not a crime in Paris but buying is. Hence, these women freely line the streets in very revealing outfits, waiting for men who need their services.
When Paris police were asked how this could be allowed to continue, they told CNN there simply isn’t very much they can do, adding that the women are afraid to talk to them because of the networks and they say they’re moved around Europe very often.
This Paris park, home to horse riding schools and a zoo, has a dark side. It's where Nigerian women are forced into prostitution by human traffickers. The women, forced to swear a terrifying oath, are afraid to speak out. But one did: https://t.co/gfHdwAVU6R pic.twitter.com/FwmaCQ0ig3
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