THE PROSECUTOR in charge of the prostitution trial in Malaga – Costa Del Sol, with some TWENTY defendants for prostitution-related offences and the management of three alleged brothels, made a plea in favour of the woman at the start of the hearing: “A woman cannot be treated as a thing”.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office is charging the crimes of prostitution, illicit association, against public health and against the rights of workers in relation to three brothels in Malaga and Cordoba.
The prosecutor has asked for 680 years in prison for the alleged perpetrator of these three premises.
The case involves 1,930 girls, all foreigners, mainly Brazilian nationals, who were exploited and kept against their will at the establishments. All the girls were in a situation of “exploitation due to their vulnerability” as the prosecutor highlighted and that the establishments were not “hostels” as stated by the defence.
The prosecutor recalls that “it has taken 15 years to legislate the crime of human trafficking” and he “thanks God” that “society has advanced faster than the legislator and this type of crime is beginning to have importance,”
As Euro Weekly News understands, the conditions the women endured were appalling.
The hearing continues.
Prostitution in Spain is not addressed by any specific law, but a number of activities related to it, such as pimping, are illegal. UNAIDS estimate there to be 70,268 prostitutes in the country