In the Media

Boom in sex trafficking prompts charities to demand more safe houses for victims

PUBLISHED October 14, 2004

Thousands of women and children are spirited into the country every year to work against their will as prostitutes, charities warned yesterday as they demanded tough Government action to tackle the scourge of "sex trafficking".

Despite the annual flood of illegal immigrants servicing Britain's booming vice trade, the authorities offer refuge for just 25 women who want to break free of their captors - and no help for any under-18s.