Tuesday, March 13, 2012
According to prosecutors, the trafficking ring is one of the largest of its kind ever uncovered in Sweden. … Last year in Gothenburg, 255 men were reported and fined for buying sex, a number which led local police to crackdown on the crime. … Further investigation led police to the discovery of the Romania-linked trafficking ring. … Prosecutors plan to present formal charges against the men during a press conference on Wednesday. Almost all of the women connected to the reported sex cases in Gothenburg are 18-years-old or older and are connected to the Romania-based ring. The women then performed sex acts for money in playgrounds, cemeteries and parking garages around the city, according to TT. Exactly how many women were selling sex on the streets in Sweden remains unclear, however.