NINE Polish and Romanian squatters have been held by police and a young woman freed after she was abducted and forced to prostitute herself in Valencia.
The sting was launched when the victim escaped from a disused industrial unit where she was being held captive.
She told investigators that a man had persuaded her to go there with him several days earlier.
But once they were inside, he beat and raped her before making her his prisoner.
He also allowed others to pay for sex with her in exchange for money which he kept.
A brief probe revealed that there were several others living illegally in the unit who were aware of the situation but did nothing, leading to the arrests of two women and seven men after police stormed the building.
Four have previous criminal records, while the victim’s details have not been released.