On Monday, the Public Prosecution Service demanded four years in prison for 43-year-old PN from Eindhoven who is being prosecuted for human trafficking with a view to the exploitation of prostitution. He had organized group sex with Romanian prostitutes. Co-defendant DT, who showed up in absentia, was sentenced to three years in prison. PN denies that he did anything criminal and asks for the acquittal.
The investigation started in 2019 with police information that a Romanian network brought girls to Germany to work in prostitution. Via the defendant PN they were also working in Belgium and the Netherlands. Between May 2018 and September 2019, he had posted several ads on the sex site for “bald” gangbang dates, group sex hookups without using condoms. According to the prosecutor, he endangered the girls’ health, which is an aggravating concept.
On June 8, 2018, the police already carried out a check in a hotel in Wommelgem, after a report about such a gangbang. Two Romanian girls and several men were found in the room. They had all paid 150 euros to PN, who was also present. Meetings were also discussed later in Antwerp and Wetteren, which were organized by the defendant. If he couldn’t attend, he texts DT
PN had fifteen girls under it, according to the prosecutor. She claimed a fine of 8,000 euros per girl, bringing the total to 120,000 euros. For DT, who involved eight girls, a fine of 88,000 euros was demanded.
The defense of PN requested the acquittal. “My client struggles with a sex addiction and often visited prostitutes, including in Germany. He fell in love with a Romanian girl and agreed to work in the Netherlands, where the conditions and the work are better. He arranged her appointments because of the language barrier. Her friends wanted that too and so the ball started rolling. He never asked for a fee, he never committed anything, she never committed anything. Three of the fifteen were interrogated, pretending not to feel any. They are still working as prostitutes”, his lawyer.
PN told the court that the police had carried out several checks and that everything was in order. “I explicitly asked if we were doing something criminal, because I didn’t want to risk my job, but we were allowed to continue. That’s why I thought I didn’t do anything criminal in 2019, built up and had to spend forty days. And for what? I have never exploited anyone.”
Judgment on February 14. blg