Four young men aged from eighteen to twenty-three from Bratislava and Dunajská Streda have been charged with pimping. They were offering potential clients dozens of boys and young men as prostitutes. The charges allege that the detained men had been involved in the activity since at least 2004. Police arrested them after long-term monitoring in the Bratislava district of Petržalka, Tatiana Kurucová, deputy spokesperson for the Bratislava Police Corps informed SITA.
The detainees are alleged to have offered boys and young men aged from fourteen to twenty to customers in Slovakia, as well as the Czech Republic and Austria, charging between Sk3,000 and Sk10,000 for their services; the boys were paid between Sk300 and Sk1,000. Kurucová said that 22-year-old Roman Z. from Bratislava and Adrian B. from Dunajská Streda district face possible sentences of between three and ten years in prison, while 18-year-old Juraj B. and 23-year-old František B. from Bratislava may spend from seven to twelve years in prison, if they are found guilty of criminal activity involving children. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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14. May 2008 at 20:00