Saturday, February 21, 2009

Murdered

A prostitute has been murdered on de Wallen on de Oudezijds Achterburgwal 38. She was a Hungarian girl of 19 years old. Metje Blaak of the Red Thread placed flowers at her window.

Here are some Dutch language articles:
Moord zorgt voor angst achter ramen
Angst zit er goed in op de Wallen
Prostituee Berti vermoedelijk vermoord om geld

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Zandpad

Main

Lately I suddenly stumbled upon two previously hidden documents about forced prostitution in Utrecht, especially Eastern European women on the Zandpad. The thing these reports tell could be true. I did notice while doing my hookers.nl-count that indeed many Eastern European women work there nowadays (think about 50%, many Bulgarian and Hungarian women). I find it actually interesting to see how they draw their conclusions. The scale of forced prostitution is very difficult to proof indeed. As you will see, the large percentages basically come from rough estimates of social workers with long experience in the field. So technically, you cannot proof anything; when you will interview prostitutes they simply "clam up".

I made some usual free-form translations.

report 1:
Signalen Mensenhandel Utrecht (May 29th 2008, Afdeling Bestuursinformatie Sector Bestuurs- en Concernzaken Gemeente Utrecht)

Page 3:
During the operational analysis of registration The Politie Regio Utrecht has found nine concrete signals of human trafficking on the Zandpad within a time span of eight months.

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In short the GG&GD sees the following signals on the Zandpad: a quickly varying population (30-40% of the women) of often Eastern European girls, who barely speak the Dutch language. The GG&GD puts question marks on the age of these girls, just 18 or just not. After inquiry into the reason of being present on the Zandpad they strikingly often have the same story. Women are regularly in the company of ‘[boy?-]friend’ or ‘brother’, drivers are among them. Sometimes physical signs are seen which could point to violence (bruises etc. ).

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Also volunteers of clerical organizations see strikingly many frightened Eastern European girls. Volunteers of different clerical organizations are often active for years already on the Zandpad. They pass by the houseboats and try to get in contact with the women. They also come on the Zandpad during the night.
They encounter strikingly many young girls from Eastern Europe who barely speak the Dutch language. Girls make a frightened impression and are often accompanied by ‘vague’ male types who show controlling behaviour (listening in etc.) and also physically obstruct the volunteers to reach the girls. The population of the houseboats varies quickly, prostitutes indicate that they often travel for their work and are not bound to one workplace. During conversations with the women on three Friday evenings one of the clerical organizations encounters two Eastern European women where they see the situation as very fishy (looking bad, sad, closed). They speak on these evenings approximately 40 women in total, among who many women not from Eastern Europe (many from Santo Domingo).

(…)

The HAP [Huiskameraanloop Prostituees = Living room for prostitutes] saw 874 women on the Zandpad in 2007 [note at the bottom of that page: “per day the number of unique visitors is registered. Women who visit the HAP more often than once (for example a couple of days later), are registered once again. The number 874 doesn’t concern the number of unique persons on a yearly basis”]. In the second half of 2007 47 women came on their own initiative to the HAP to talk about compulsion (among themselves or others). While doing outreaching work the HAP sees per round some dozens of women. Among half of them they place question marks. Within this group they see many Eastern European women. Striking is also a quickly varying population of ‘very young’ [piepjonge] Bulgarian girls, of whom many originate from Alkmaar (they speak of a ‘Bulgarian wave from Alkmaar’). This group makes a frightened impression, show nervous behaviour, are often way too skinny and after articulating the suspicion of maltreatment ‘they clam up’.

Client of prostitutes also report abuses
On www.hookers.nl many reviews are written by clients about the service of prostitutes. During last December MGZ [Maatschappelijke Gezondheidszorg = Social Healthcare = department of the GG&GD] took stock of all reviews related to the Zandpad. The origin of the women, past work and reports of compulsion/abuses were screended. The months after that, the website with respect to the Zandpad was only screened on the origin of the women and on reports of abuses.

From the analysis of December the image exists of a strongly varying population on the Zandpad with many women from Eastern European countries. Of five women there are reports of abuses (of the 88, clients however prefer fixed women which causes the quickly varying women not to be reviewed often [from my own research on hookers.nl this turns out not to be the case! Clients could follow the prostitute from one location to another for years]). In these reports there are talks of nervousness, exhaustion, long working hours, not a free choice of workplace and explicitly of forced prostitution (two reports). All cases involved Eastern European women and in an incidental case again there’s a relation made between Alkmaar.

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From the analysis of the police recent information has been registered from the second semester 2007 until and including February 2008. Using the police sources blueview, het Herkenningssysteem (HKS [Recognizing System]), the district police officer and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) suspect persons and groups, active on the Zandpad have been identified. Subsequently there has been looked in the history of what more is known about persons and possible other group members and/or victims. In the systems there has been sought using the keywords ‘forced’ and ‘human trafficking’. Information was deemed more reliable when it came form multiple sources. About the persons involved more reports had to be present. Also use is made of the expertise of the team Commerciële Zeden and the Eenheid Mensenhandel Mensensmokkel [Unit Human Trafficking People Smuggling].

Characteristics of human trafficking found on the Zandpad
From the described signals we can identify the following characteristics of human trafficking on the Zandpad (like described in appendix 1):
-Towards the suspects there is a relationship of dependency of the prostitutes (probable caused by the foreign descent of the prostitutes, having few contacts with Dutch society, a bad mastery of language and a relatively low age).
-Suspects have a degree of control over the victims (like transport to living addresses and multiple work areas, tattoo name of pimp on the prostitute, keeping an eye during activities including counting of the number of clients, use of multiple forged identification cards).
-Use of violence (observed are injuries, domestic violence, maltreatment and threats, trivialization of violence by victim out of fear ).
-Remarkable living addresses like declared by suspects and victims on the Zandpad. Housing is an important component of the criminal infrastructure of human trafficking, a living location is used as a sleeping address, but is also used as means of control over the prostitutes. Prostitutes name multiple living addresses within a relative short period; multiple prostitutes name the same address.

Enormous amounts of money go around on the Zandpad
Enormous amounts of money go around in the prostitution branch. This is what the police also sees in the signals on the Zandpad:
-Expensive cars (as a means of transport for prostitutes, as means of control)
-Not known is how much the expensive cars corresponds with the performed labour and salary of the suspects.
-Financial streams show that the prostitutes remit tens of thousand of euros to persons abroad who are also seen on the Zandpad or elsewhere in the country when they drop off prostitutes at the prostitution areas.

(…)

The police sees the suspicion confirmed that a large segment of the women on the Zandpad work under force
The results confirm, given the short researched time span, the suspicion for the police that a substantial segment of the prostitutes are working forced. During the last eight months nine unique signals of human trafficking have been found on the Zandpad. One signal could involve multiple suspects and victims. Multiple cases are found, but only signals which could be confirmed with other information have been included. The fact that the analysis is not exhaustive, involves a short time span and that not all relevant information couldn’t be found in the systems, makes it likely for the police that the real situation is even worse. The police also indicates that it has no insight into a certain ‘dark number’. It stays difficult to bring abuses to light. Because of threats, fear of pimps, psychological state or distrust towards the police, prostitutes are often not capable to report the crime to the police or pass on information in a different way to the police about the abuses where they are victims of or have knowledge of.

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The reliability of the image outlined above becomes bigger provided that above mentioned observations have been performed independently. The GG&GD indicates that the observations came about independently. The HAP and the clerical organizations until recently did have no contact with each other. Very recently they came together for the first time to talk about gearing activities to one another. The involved staff member of the GG&GD doesn’t hold consultation with the HAP about suspicions of compulsion and has other work periods than the clerical volunteers. Hookers.nl is obviously an independent source anyway.

the other report:
Nulmeting prostitutiebeleid [Baseline measurement prostitution police (in Utrecht)] (November 2006, Afdeling Bestuursinformatie Sector Bestuurs- en Concernzaken Gemeente Utrecht. Writers: Jeroen van der Zweth, Geisje Hoetjes, Irene Boersema)

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At a minimum 720 prostitutes working in Utrecht
It is estimated that currently at least 720 prostitutes are active in licensed prostitution. The total number of prostitutes in the city in 1999 was estimated at 350 women who were active in window prostitution, 70 in brothels, 70 in privé-huizen and 180 in street prostitution (GG&GD). It is not known how many women are working in erotic massage parlours. 477 prostitutes have been registered by the Tax Department in 2003. Of 49 of these prostitutes it is known that in the meantime they are not working on the Zandpad anymore, hereby we are left with 428 prostitutes on the Zandpad. On the Baan work some 150 [street] prostitutes with a license. When we add the earlier estimates of 70 in brothels and 70 in privé-huizen we then end up with approximately 720 prostitutes who are working in Utrecht in licensed prostitution, excluding the erotic massage parlours. Of the 150 prostitutes with a license on the Baan 50 reside in Utrecht. On the Baan some 35 to 40 prostitutes come per evening (GG&GD).

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An estimated 50 to 95% involuntarily in prostitution
The police (department Commerciële Zeden [Commercial Vices]) estimates that between 50 and 85% of the prostitutes don’t do this work voluntarily. Prostitutes who reported the crime to the police even estimate this at 95%. Involuntariness in this case under force of a pimp, by debts or other circumstances. Also from other researches it turns out that the majority of the women end up forced (or out of necessity).

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

More info and selected quotes

Time for some extra information from my hookers.nl-count regarding escort prostitutes and prostitutes who receive in their own houses.

Concerning the home workers, I often noticed that when the client made a call to the advertised number, the boyfriend or husband took up the phone. Also some of the boyfriends or husbands open the door and are present in the house while the prostitutes receives her client. Sometimes the man in the house joins in (some couples also offer their service together). One woman received at her brother’s place. Clients also notice that there are sleeping children in the bedrooms.

I don’t know if many of these boyfriends or husbands also force or manipulate the women to do this work. You rarely hear about it in media about this form of prostitution (I bring into mind that the women are many times older than thirty). But on the other hand, it could be. But the men didn’t seem to do anything bad.

I often see the clients complain about the messy interiors of some of the prostitutes’ houses, but this doesn’t happen most of the time. Some women seemed to be on drugs, also while they received clients.

Some prostitutes receive with other prostitutes in their own house. These seem more like illegal brothels.

Many prostitutes advertise that they can be filmed or photographed. Some clients indeed do this, for their own personal use (I wonder if they also put these films on the internet).

Sometimes clients complain that the girl who comes by is not the girl in the advertisement.

Sometimes escorts and home prostitutes seemed to be forced. In some cases the clients has a strange feeling about it, but cannot tell why. For instance, an Eastern European prostitute who receives in a demolition neighbourhood ( this link ), or the porn actress Angelika Black who constantly talks to client about her boyfriend, the client therefore believes that she works for him (this link, she work for Zuzana escort as Elena).

I will quote the cases where I believe the situation is more is less clear (translated from Dutch into English):

http://www.hookers.nl/showthread.php?t=189073
Tilburg, Esmiralda (26-29 years old, African)
25 August 2008, 17:02
On kinky and sexjobs there’s and advertisement of a halfblood (?) in the midst of her twenties. She’s supposedly named Esmeralda, and [she] loves several things. Giving blowjobs, gangbang, cumming over belly or face, all no problem according to the advertisement, but appearances are deceptive.
Last week I went to her place. It is a sweet girl with a beautiful body, but of what was in the advertisement, not half a sentence was true. Blowing went difficult, she did cunnilingus but her heart wasn’t in it. I even discovered that she was circumcised, I haven’t witnessed that in my entire lifetime. She’s continuously busy with toilet paper / kitchen roll to clean away each little spot, because according to her own word she is very keen on hygiene. You understand it already… I phoned for [having] half an hour [of sex], and after 25 minutes we were finally fucking. At least… When the top of my junior disappeared into her, she pushed me away. Afraid that I would thrust deeper. And above all, the time was almost running out, and she did point that out to me, so what was left was the handcart [he means masturbating himself]. Well, I could better have saved that € 80, -. What a mockery was that.
I pointed out to her everything what was in the advertisement, and what we didn’t do. She said to me that she rented the room [peeskamer], and that she had to hand over half of her money to the man who placed the advertisement. According to her he just put about everything in the advertisement, what she didn’t want herself. So you are being ripped off before you make an appointment. So he was just her pimp.

http://www.hookers.nl/showthread.php?t=62604
Maastricht, Nancy (19 years old, Belgian)
May 13th 2006, 10:52
I finally thought to have found a nice little address in Maastricht to relax after my work, so I called to a horny little schoolgirl according to the websites who still studies. She called herself Nancy 19 years. But what turned out while making the appointment?

To my surprise it was the same lady with whom I had a lesser experience last year.
She is the same person as HETE KELLY from Maastricht. EVA AND KELLY had the same IP address then in Maastricht.

Kelly was also discussed on hookers about the story that she supposedly was only 16 years old.

August 18th 2008, 11:51
Once made an appointment as a result of an advertisement on the internet.
Made a appointment via telephone after which a true espionage scenario is ran through. Arranging on a parking lot in the neighbourhood, driving behind the agreed car. Arriving at the apparent complex but walked behind the lady and the companion (also advertises as dark pamper). Only after being inside you are addressed by the companion. The match takes place in an empty room where an unmade mattress lies. A scary fuck-shed [peeshok]. The girl works herself silently and dutifully through the whole affair.
On the whole I got a very nasty feeling. Everybody should know for himself, but if I do it myself, it is nicer and it costs nothing. Furthermore I don’t know what I should think about the motivation of the lady and the role which her “protector” plays in this.

http://www.hookers.nl/showthread.php?t=143011
Rotterdam, Tina (18-21 years old, Thailand)
January 6th 2008, 16:09
Tina is an Asian girl, who receives in Rotterdam. Advertisement is on Kinky almost daily. Made an appointment last Saturday. 1 hour with blowjob without [condom] for € 120,=.
She didn’t really make a spontaneous impression and the fondling and blowing was very dutifully (not out of free will?).
I wasn’t allowed to play with her pussy, later on it turned out why.
Then put a condom on and fuck. Again very dutifully with standard soft moaning sounds. When I wanted to change position she actually didn’t want it. What turned out when I removed my dick from it: she had her period.
I immediately stopped and had my condom removed.
With great difficulty got my 50 euro back, because I had been inside half an hour anyway and she gave me a blowjob.
In my opinion a girl to never go to again!!

January 7th 2008, 11:42
Here idem ditto.
DON”T GO THEEEEERE!!
On the phone you get a spontaneous lady, once there a small puny Thai girl who looks as if she just got up and without announcement a strange guy suddenly stands before her door. I neeeeever taaake a Thai girl again (I thought lets try something else), rather give me the Latinas and Brasileras and other Southern American chicas.
It had never experienced this; almost wanted to slam her awake. Pulled my dick out (first thrusted hardly and deeply a couple of times, ha ha that hurt) and then just stopped.
Weird shit that Lisa.

http://www.hookers.nl/showthread.php?t=125078
Amsterdam, Vicky (22-25 years old, Kenia)
December 6th 2007, 20:07
Went to this girl, learn from this!

First called to the ‘owner’ of this girl, could make an appointment and come by during the afternoon. A complete bull-story about that he had to call her etc. etc. if she was home etc. etc.

At arrival in the street made contact again with Ali the Pimp. Was piloted to a house but unfortunately for Ali I was there a bit quicker than he thought. The result was that I could hear the doorbell ring through the telephone: MISTER THE PIMP IS PRESENT IN THE BUILDING. I wish I had gone back immediately.

Vicky eventually opened the door and brought me to a room. After handing over the money she left the room to hand in her money to Ali the Pimp.

Once back this girl takes no initiative whatsoever and according to me she does it more out of fear for the aliens police ánd Ali than for something else.

After locking the door at my request the light couldn’t go on because of lack of curtains. The sad thing is that Ali removes the towel here from the couch in the evening and watches TV.

So in the dark trying to fuck this lady but the condom was rather rough. After request for lubricant the lady comes no further than a bottle of generic-brand bodylotion.

After having been indoors for a quarter of an hour squirted my semen and put my clothes on. The rest of the hour didn’t matter for me anymore. To make matters worse there was no washing facility for the lady or bin for the condoms. I was allowed to use one of the last generic-brand lotion tissues which she also uses to wipe off her vagina….. also good stuff to wrap in your condom and lay it on the table.

This African lady receives in African circumstances, is probably also true for her colleague Joyce.
January 24th 2009, 10:53
Lady comes from Kenia.
Clearly has a pimp.
Actually works under the negotiable price.
Has an extensive service packet.

All risk factors which point to not doing this work voluntarily.

The question is how much you help her by not visiting her.
With too little clientele the ladies are sold on and eventually end up in very disgusting circuits.

She works, or advertises at least, sometimes not for a while and then resurfaces again.

http://www.hookers.nl/showthread.php?t=193967
Rotterdam, Naomi (18-21 years old, Surinamese)
December 2nd 2008, 16:48
Rotterdam knows many hidden talents.. While last week I discovered in [Rotterdam] Zuid a pretty Moroccan young, pretty and sexy girl, this time I brought a visit to the Surinamese Naomi on the Noordereiland. I saw her advertisement on Kinky and the photos appealed to me. I phoned her somewhat earlier already, but during the day she is mostly not available, because she is still going to school. Now I was lucky. She had just arrived and she was freshening herself up. At arrival my breath faltered back in my throat. If I had glasses, I most certainly would have cleaned my glasses. A dark-haired young beauty where no man can withstand. After payment to her housemate, who withdrew discretely, she began to French kiss me immediately.

January 10th, 2009, 08:40
Hi,

Also visited this girl once last month.

Yes it really is a (black) beauty but if she does this work out of full conviction remains the question to me.

She receives at her “boyfriend” his place, nice guy who withdrew discretely after payment. Earlier this “boyfriend” had another dark girl working for him he told me. I believe from Capelle [aan de IJssel].

http://www.hookers.nl/showthread.php?t=63843
Apeldoorn, Linda (29 years old, Dutch)
September 6th 2006, 00:01
She now indeed does carsex and open-air sex, but also comes on escort she informed me through the telephone.
Agreed to do an hour, 80 euro all in. On the agreed time she arrived at my home, but she had brought her boyfriend or such with her for safety she said, but alright, she knows me from prive2000 and knows I’m not a strange guy.
A very asocial young man of (I think) Antillean descent (dark) who started to scream that I had to pay in advance, only then he would go away. I paid quickly and went with Georgina to my bedroom, but she wasn’t really very enthusiastic. She made a very nervous impression on me and wanted to leave as quickly as possible, lied there watching on her telephone all the time… She probably didn’t have her day and I’m not used of this from her.

September 7th 2006, 01:10
When I called her I got her (foreign) boyfriend on the line who threatened me with death if I didn’t leave his girlfriend alone now.

September 18th 2006, 11:46
I still find her a nice girl, but that boyfriend is a pity indeed, I also got to see a photo of him and their little child.

http://www.hookers.nl/showthread.php?t=196246
Utrecht, Jenny (21 years old, Dutch)
January 14th 2009, 11:06
Yesterday went to Jenny for an hour. Nice girl of 21 years. Receives on the edge of the inner city in Utrecht.
After entry Jenny was pretty stoned, but still a very nice girl. Beautiful body. After a drink went to the bedroom. It was cold there because there was no heating. But ah, keeping each other warm then. Started to finger her while she laid passively on the bed.
She only started to do something when I asked if she wanted to give me a blowjob. After putting on a condom she did that.
Then fucking and after fucking she stood up and started to blow dope……..

Yesterday the price was still 200 euro, but now it dropped to 150 euro per hour. It can go quickly.

Conclusion: beautiful sociable girl, but clearly does it only for the money. No initiative, no enthusiasm.. she has a tattoo of her boyfriend on her body and got almost the impression that she’s especially doing it for him.. But I can’t proof that…

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Escort prostitutes 2005

Flashback to my hookers count of escort prostitutes in 2005, to make some comparisons with 2008 (look at that link for more information).

Groups:
26,540%: Eastern European (of 23,214% a nationality is known)
8,057%: No Group (0,000%)
45,498%: Dutch (100,000%)
7,109%: Asian (80,000%)
6,635%: Latina (80,000%)
4,265%: Southern European (22,222%)
1,422%: Western European (100,000%)
0,474%: Nothern African (100,000%)

Of 130 of 211 prostitutes a nationality is known:
96 (49,485%): The Netherlands
5 (11,102%): Poland
3 (6,661%): Hungary
8 (5,155%): Thailand
2 (4,811%): Brazil
2 (4,639%): Italy
2 (4,441%): Romania
1 (2,405%): Surinam
1 (2,220%): Czech Republic
1 (2,220%): Russia
1 (2,220%): Bulgaria
1 (0,644%): Indonesia
1 (0,644%): China
1 (0,644%): Philippines
1 (0,644%): Taiwan
1 (0,515%): Morocco
1 (0,515%): Belgium
1 (0,515%): France
1 (0,515%): Australia

Of 59 escort prostitutes who named an age (+ some estimates):
average: 24,322 years (SD=7,394)
younger than 18: 5,085% (they looked that way)
18-23: 54,237%
24-29: 25,424%
30-39: 8,475%
40 or older: 6,780%

Of 23 Eastern European escort prostitutes who named an age (+ some estimates):
average: 21,304 (SD=4,172)
younger than 18: 8,696% (looked that way)
18-23: 69,565%
24-29: 17,391%
30-39: 4,348%
40 or older: 0,000%

Of 23 Dutch escort prostitutes who named an age (+ some estimates):
average: 26,391 years (SD=8,521)
younger than 18: 4,348% (looked that way)
18-23: 43,478%
24-29: 30,435%
30-39: 8,696%
40 or older: 13,043%

Home workers 2005

Flashback, my hookers-count in 2005. To make some comparisons with 2008 (see for further explanations the link I mentioned).

Home prostitution 2005 (and some earlier years)
5,250%: Eastern European (of 42,857% a nationality is known)
7,250%: No Group (0,000%)
71,500%: Dutch (100%)
6,500%: Latina (69,231%)
2,750%: Soutern European (0,000%)
2,500%: Asian (70,000%)
2,250%: Western countries (100,000%)
2,000%: African (25,000%)

Of 331 of 400 prostitutes a nationality was named:
286 (79,444%): The Netherlands
11 (4,414%): Surinam
5 (2,006%): Brazil
7 (1,944%): Belgium
3 (1,944%): Poland
4 (1,587%): Thailand
1 (1,111%): Ghana
1 (1,111%): Sierra Leone
2 (0,794%): Indonesia
1 (0,648%): Slovakia
1 (0,648%): Czech Republic
1 (0,648%): Russia
1 (0,648%): Romania
1 (0,648%): Bulgaria
1 (0,648%): Lithuania
1 (0,401%): Netherlands Antilles
1 (0,401%): Dominican Republic
1 (0,397%): India (Hindustani?)
1 (0,278%): Germany
1 (0,278%): France

Ages mentioned by 91 home working prostitutes (+ some estimates):
Average: 34,143 years (SD=12,477)
18-23: 23,077%
24-29: 19,780%
30-39: 26,374%
40 or older: 30,769%

Ages mentioned by 58 Dutch home working prostitutes (+ some estimates):
Average: 35,483 years (SD=13,779)
18-23: 24,138%
24-29: 15,517%
30-39: 25,862%
40 or older: 34,483%

Forced prostitution in Groningen

I wanted to draw attention again to an (somewhat old article) in De Pers: "Toename vrouwenhandel in Groningen" (December 30th 2008) [Increase of women trafficking in Groningen] . You can read about an earlier post on my blog about this issue over here.

It's about forced prostitution often of Bulgarian women. Police chief Oscar Dros said that (originally in Dutch):
"The causes of the perpetrator and victim role must be made more clear. We notice now for example that victims sometimes don't realize that it's unacceptable what is happening to them. Some girls respond with surprise that the police makes such a point about their situation. Then you really have to explain that it is modern slavery what is happening to them."