Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Saban and the gang (part 1)

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Right now I want to talk about the gang of Saban B. He led a gang of over 30 pimps. Reportedly a total number of 30 women worked for the gang on De Wallen, and roughly 40 women in total at each moment. The police could track down over 120 victims. I didn't mention Saban's gang too often because the files that you can find on rechtspraak.nl about this gang are really big. I did't know how to deal with them.

Now (at this moment) I want to talk about the pimp Zafer O, also known as Victor. His verdict on rechtspraak.nl spans over 100 pages! I will tell something about him. Also Saban B is mentioned in this file. The LJN number is: BP6711. You can download it here:

http://www.rechtspraak.nl/ljn.asp?ljn=BP6711

Victor was a sort of chief bodyguard of the gang. He brought the women to their work and guarded them. He also helped them with difficult clients. It will take too much time to tell everything about Victor and the other gang members in one post, so perhaps a part 2, 3 or 4 will come. The file contains a lot of wiretapped conversations, which are very fuzzy. I'll mostly skip them. Actually, I don't know much about Victor at all. There is also lots of information about other gang members. Actually, Victor seems to me not such a bad guy after all. As far as I know, I read nothing about him being violent to women. But I could be wrong. But he was evidently very violent towards other men. Once the totally trashed up a guy in the middle of the street, together with a couple of other guys who helped Victor (thrashing up the guy).

The wiretapped conversations are often conversations between the pimps and the bodyguards, for instance about: bringing the girls, the buying of bullet-proof vests, the work hours of the bodyguards or the girls, the money that is paid to the bodyguards by the girls, etc...There are also wiretapped conversations between prostitutes and pimps in the file.

Also the main wife of Saban B is mentioned (named [person 36] in the file). She always denied she was forced by him, and keeps on defending him to this day. She had two children with him. Saban B could escape to Turkey because he was allowed to temporarily leave prison because of humanitarian reasons, to see his newborn baby. From what I know, he is in jail in Turkey because he didn't pay enough taxes there, and he was later released on bail.

I also quote from another verdict, of the pimp CÖ. In that verdict Saban B is also mentioned, including his main wife [person 36]. The LJN number of this file is: BP7662. You can download it here:

http://www.rechtspraak.nl/ljn.asp?ljn=BP7662

Here are some translated parts from LJN: BP6711 (I changed the introductory lines a bit, and everybody knows the names of many of these pimps so I included them here):

1. Testimony of [person 122] (February 14, 2007):
When my daughter [person 36] had just become 18 years old, she left. I have a girlfriend who works behind the bar on De Wallen in Amsterdam. At one moment my daughter visited her and told her that she worked in prostitution. My girlfriend obviously told this to me. When [person 36] phoned me once again, I immediately confronted her with this and she admitted that she had a job as a prostitute. I heard from my girlfriend that she walked around there with a creep on De Wallen. She was talking about a Turk. She never named his name to me, but later I once saw that she wore a chain with the name [suspect Saban B] on it. I understood from [person 36] that she had received this from her husband.
I noticed that [person 36] apparently wasn't allowed to do certain things or wasn't able to. So I mean normal things with this, such as contact with the family, going somewhere. When I sometimes had an appointment with her then, she didn't show up, or she cancelled it by telephone at the last moment. I sometimes asked her to do something nice together. I proposed to her to go to Scheveningen to spend the night there and then to go back the next day. She said that that wasn't possible, because she already paid for the rent of the room (comment by Donkey: she means the rent of the room of the window brothel). During the vacations she paid a visit to his parents in Turkey with him. She told that she had to stay with his parents the whole time. She wasn't allowed to go away alone, and she was allowed to go away when [suspect Saban B] accompanied her.
During December of the previous year she told me that she started to be fed up with it. I then said to her that she had to stop with it. She said that she couldn't get out of it anyway and how I could think that she could stop with it just like that. She worked seven days in a week. She told me that. Most of the time she went to work at 19.30 hours and she came back at 07.00 hours. She told me that she wanted/had to earn 1000 euro per day.
How long has she worked while she was together with [suspect Saban B]?
That could have been starting from the end of 2003 until the moment of arrest (comment by Donkey: that was in February 2007).

2. The testimony of [person 123] (March 13, 2007):
I am the stepmother of [person 36]. I know her since April 2000.
I know that she has been beaten with a bat by [suspect Saban B]. That could have been between October and now. She told that she had received beatings. She received these when she didn't behave properly. I asked her what happened. I said to her: "(…), have you been beaten again?" and she said: "Yes". I asked sometimes what he does then. Then she said: "Not over the telephone". I then asked her if she had been maltreated again. She then said: "Well". Eventually it did come out that she had been beaten again. He beat her with the bat, her body and in her face. She wasn't able to work once because she had black eyes.
He always read her SMS text messages. She had to hand over all her money to him. She worked 7 days in the week. [Suspect Saban B] was her pimp, he told me that himself. She sometimes was stressed and tired, then she said that she would gladly be free. She also wanted to be with her brother and sister sometimes, but she was never allowed to sleep over. She said that this wasn't allowed by [suspect Saban B].
I once said to her that she had to stop with this work. She then said to me that this wasn't possible, because if you want to stop with working as a prostitute then you have to pay a fine of 30,000 euro.

3. The testimony of [person 94] (February 21, 2004)
I work as an errand boy for a group of pimps on De Wallen in Amsterdam. They are all Turkish men, named [suspect Saban B], [suspect Hasan B], Monti ([suspect Nuri T]), Chiko and Rici. The group has girls working for them.
The first one is [person 36]. She is Dutch. She has been maltreated by [suspect Saban B]. [Suspect Saban B] has beaten her on her face. She had a black eye and wasn't able to work for two weeks. She told me that. I have seen the bruises in her face. She tells me everything what [suspect Saban B] does. She has to hand over all the money to [suspect Saban B], she only gets 10 euro for the taxi. She doesn't feel like working. She has to ask to [suspect Saban B] if she may take a day off. She works near sexyland (comment by Donkey: that's in the Sint Annendwarsstraat). She is there each day. [Suspect Saban B] says that she has to work until 4 or 5 o'clock in the night. She is there starting from approximately 8 o'clock during the evening.
I am convinced that all girls work against their will for [suspect Saban B]. I know of all girls that they have to hand over their earned money.

4. The testimony of [person 75] (March 6, 2009):
Photo 2. His name is [suspect Saban B]. I know his girlfriend, that is [person 36]. I always worked together with her in the Oude Kennissteeg. She loved him an awful lot. But how he treated her. I did see [person 36] once or twice with a black eye. She was very open about it and she simply said that her husband had beaten her.
Remark by officer. The man depicted on photo number 2 concerns: [suspect Saban B].

5. The testimony of [person 36] (March 2, 2007):
I live on the [address] in Assendelft with my boyfriend [suspect Saban B]. I work as a prostitute.

6. The testimony of [person 36] (March 3, 2007):
I have a fixed telephone number that I only use for [suspect Saban B] because I am often on the telephone with girlfriends and he doesn't want to get the voicemail. This way I can always be reached.
The girls pay [Victor] for his bodyguard activities. He is the man who was always in the Red Light. The girls have to pay money for the bodyguard. Per week 100 euro. Regarding your question if I had to receive that money each week, I answer that I look if everybody has paid. It is my task to take care that the girls pay, so that the bodyguards get paid. Sometimes I receive a list for that. [Suspect Saban B] takes care that [Victor] is paid. With the rest of the money I rent a house for the bodyguards.

(Comment by Donkey: I skip a bit here)

8. The testimony of [person 36]:
I am in love with my husband [suspect Saban B]. Too much in love. I haven't really seen my boundaries yet.
(Remark by officer: the suspect was shown photo 12 from photographic records.) That is [Victor]. He is bodyguard. The work of bodyguard is to take care that we arrive home safely.
Remark of officers: we read out loud to the suspect the wiretapped conversation of 30-11-2006 on 00:51:12, 30-G, 29 (the court understands: the wiretapped conversation of page 23/10608 that has been included hereafter as a means of evidence) between [suspect Saban B] and NN [suspect Berat K] ([T [] ).
(Question: in this conversation [suspect Berat K] says that (comment by Donkey: a word is missing here, they probably mean [person 36]) went working. [Suspect Saban B] says that [suspect Berat K] has to watch out that (comment by Donkey: word missing, [person 36]?) doesn't receive other girls in her room and if that is the case he has to phone him.) I know nothing of these conversations of my husband and I see that he supervises me. But my husband really is a real busybody, but I need a man with a strong hand, who tells me what I should do. I can be easily influenced. He really is the man who helped me get rid of drugs. He is the first man whom I am really in love with. I have respect for my husband. I wasn't even able to tell the time. My husband taught me to tell the time, he's my father, my husband, my everything.
We read out loud to the suspect the conversation line 30-G, number 691 (the court understands: the means of evidence that has been included hereafter as a means of evidence of page 23/10608).
A: My husband doesn't want me to mix with [person 87].
We have read out loud to you and let you hear a number of conversations.
Q: It turns out that the bodyguards supervised the girls, but also look if they are working, because the girls simply have to work. Is that correct?
Remark by officer:
The suspect nods yes.

(Comment by Donkey: I skip a bit here)

11. Testimony of [person 39] (February 22, 2007)
(Remark by officer: the witness is shown a photo under number 11. On the photo a woman is depicted named [person 36], born [1984].)
[Person 36] is the girlfriend of [suspect Saban B]. She was also intimidated. On the day that the police removed me from the house [person 36] had a quarrel with [suspect Saban B]. [Suspect Saban B] has beaten [person 36] then. I heard screaming and the sound of somebody that beats. Later [person 36] cried near me. [Person 36] didn't dare to talk about it, because [suspect Saban B] would become furious then. In the house [person 36] said to me that she hated [suspect Saban B] and that she loved him.

12. The testimony of [person 39] (January 29, 2008):
During one evening, when [suspect Saban B] had a quarrel with [person 36], he beat her up terribly. I heard [suspect Saban B] and [person 36] having a quarrel. I heard the sound of a beating and after this, I heard [person 36] crying. [Person 36] then told me that she was beaten more than once by [suspect Saban B].

(Comment by Donkey: I skip a bit here)

15. The testimony of [person 36] (October 9, 2009):
The name [suspect Zafer O] does ring a bell. I do know who that is. We called him [Victor]. He also was a bodyguard. When you say to me that [Victor] has said to you, that I paid him most of the time and every now and then I paid [suspect Berat K], then I respond that most of the time I paid him myself. It is correct that I rented the house for the bodyguards. [Suspect Berat K] and [Victor] have lived there together.

(Comment by Donkey: I skip a bit here)

17. The testimony of [person 4] (April 22, 2008):
I know [suspect Saban B]. I have seen that [suspect Saban B] beat other women. I mean to say that I have seen what they looked like after he had beaten them. I learned from [suspect Saban B] himself that he had beaten them. He regularly ordered me to bring ice. He then phoned sometimes to say that he had given [person 36] a black eye and that he needed ice.

(Comment by Donkey: I skip a bit here)

38. The testimony of the suspect (Zafer O) (March 13, 2007):
My nickname is [Victor]. Since 2001 I do bodyguard activities on De Wallen. I supervised them, they paid money to me every week. In the beginning of 2006 I had all kinds of girls whom I supervised. I always behaved properly. That's why I also was introduced to other girls. I have built up a reputation as a bodyguard. When there were problems with clients I mediated. I was present starting from 20.00 until 4.00 hours. In the weekend until 8.00 hours in the morning.
I reside on the [address] in [city of residence] with [suspect Berat K].
Around August 2004 I saw that a Polish girl on De Wallen was beaten black and blue by her Albanian pimp. I then brought her to Utrecht. I said to her that I would solve it. The Albanians then threatened me with a pistol. Also the unlicensed taxi driver who brought the girl to my house, was threatened by the Albanian. I have also helped [person 128] and [person 129], two Polish girls. Because there were three Polish girls in my house at that moment, I felt that I was in danger. [Person 128] and [person 129] then left, [person 48] stayed with me. I was still harassed by the Albanians. They wrecked my house and harassed her.

(Comment by Donkey: I skip a bit here)

5. A wiretapped conversations between [suspect Ufuk T] alias [Chiko] and [F] (on September 19, 2006 15:34)
U: I say it, sometimes you must grab them by the throat.. grab them by the hair this way.. and say like I will fuck you/will do something to you and look them in the eyes and throw them away like this. That will be sufficient for her then.
F: So you say it like this, let them feel fear for a short while.
U: I don't lie… I swear it to you.. lately we had a quarrel and I beat her very badly, I beat her a little bit. Now she is like a little lamb.
F: Now she is a pussycat and she meows and she goes sitting in a corner.
U: Yes, and afterwards I see that she has become sensible again.

(Comment by Donkey: I skip a bit here)

8. The testimony of [person 14] (October 29, 2007):
You show me a series of photos containing 15 photos of men and you ask me if I recognise the men.

Photo 02.
The man depicted on photo 02 is to person I know as [suspect Saban B]. He is the big man. When [suspect Saban B] says to others, jump out of the window, then they jump out of the window. I know that he had/has several women working for him. Aside from letting women work in prostitution he also is supposed to be occupied with arms trafficking. At the time I lived with [person 57] he brought together with [suspect Tayfun K] a gun to the house of [person 57] to store it there. That was a pistol and I've seen that myself.
Remark by officer: The man depicted on photo 02 concerns [suspect Saban B].

Photo 03.
That is the person I know as [Abu]. He was also such big boss as [suspect Saban B] and he has multiple women working for him in prostitution. He is a member of the group. I mean with that the criminal group that belongs to [suspect Saban B].
Remark of officer: The man depicted on photo 03 concerns [suspect Bekir I].

9. The testimony of [person 4] (November 19, 2007):
You show me photographic records, containing a series of 58 photos of men. I can declare the following about that.

Photo 02.
The man depicted on photo 02 is [suspect Saban B], the man with whom I have had a relationship. [Suspect Saban B] was a pimp, a trafficker of several women. He was the big boss. I know that [person 36] was a woman of his, [person 9] was a woman of his, so was I and then also was a Polish woman. In addition to this, all people that had women working for them, who worked with him or next to him, were ought to hand over money to [suspect Saban B]. That's what he always said. In addition to trafficking in people [suspect Saban B] also trafficked in weapons.
Remark by officer: The man depicted on photo 02 concerns [suspect Saban B].

Photo 03.
The man depicted on photo 03 is known to me as [Abu]. He was a pimp, a human trafficker. He was the pimp of 3 girls, 2 of them I know by their first name, [person 16] and [person 34]. [Abu] drove around for [suspect Saban B] on the Zandpad to keep an eye on working women for [suspect Saban B].
Remark by officer: The man depicted on photo 03 concerns [suspect Bekir I].

Photo 31.
The man depicted on photo 31 is known to me as [suspect Hasan B], the brother of [suspect Saban B]. He is a pimp. He had two women, namely [person 58] and [person 66]. He was the pimp of these two women.
Remark by officer: The man depicted on photo 31 concerns [suspect Hasan B].

Photo 32.
The man depicted on photo 32 is known to me as [suspect Ufuk T]. He had a girl working for him with the name [person 20]. He protected me on the Zandpad.
Remark by officer: the man depicted on photo 32 concerns [suspect Ufuk T].

10. The testimony of [person 94] (February 21, 2004):
Since approximately 2 months I work as an errand boy for a group of pimps on De Wallen in Amsterdam. They are all Turkish man and I only know their first name. They are named [suspect Saban B], [suspect Hasan B], [suspect Nuri T], [Chiko] (…). [Suspect Saban B] and [suspect Hasan B] are brothers of each other. They all come from Germany and know each other for a long time. The group has girls working for them. [Suspect Saban B] and [suspect Hasan B] are leaders of the group. I know that they are also occupied with weapons. I've also seen a firearm with [suspect Saban B], because [suspect Saban B] has threatened me with that. He showed me that weapon and he said that I had to keep on working for him. [Suspect Saban B] arranges weapons, (…) and girls. I believe that the group has at least 10 girls working here. Then they also have girls in Den Haag.
I will tell what [suspect Saban B] orders me to do. When a girl has problems with a client then I receive a telephone call from [suspect Saban B]. Then by [suspect Saban B]'s order I have to go there. Then by [suspect Saban B]'s order I have to beat up the client. I have seen that [suspect Saban B], [suspect Nuri T] and [Chiko] beat up people when they take pictures of the girls. I know that [suspect Saban B], [suspect Nuri T] and [Chiko] have fought with a couple of Moroccans a couple of weeks ago. Everybody in the neighbourhood is afraid of the group. I know that pimps of other girls in the neighbourhood who don't belong to the group pay security levy to [suspect Saban B].
The women and weapons they bring from Germany. I attended that one time. I mean with weapons, these small weapons which you can carry with you.
The group thrashes the whole place here. Threaten everybody and beat up the whole place, frighten people. I'm very afraid of [suspect Saban B] and [suspect Hasan B] and their friends. If they know that I want to press charges against them, then they'll kill me. [Suspect Nuri T] and [suspect Saban B] have seen that I was taken to the police office. They both said in the Turkish language that I must say nothing, or else I was in deep shit.
I have been apprehended because I was supposed to have threatened a whore. I did go to that girl. That happened by order of [suspect Saban B]. I had to say to her that she had to give all her money to [suspect Saban B] and [suspect Hasan B]. I had to threaten her. [Suspect Saban B] said to me that if she would make a fuss then I had to give some beatings.
For two months I have worked every evening for [suspect Saban B]. I was forced to work by him. I couldn't get an evening off.
I am convinced that all girls who are named by me work against their will for [suspect Saban B], [suspect Hasan B], [Chiko], (…) and [suspect Nuri T]. I know of all girls that they have to hand over their earned money.

(Comment by Donkey: I skip a bit here)

13. The testimony of [person 94] (April 22, 2007):
Q: Since when are you active on De Wallen in Amsterdam in the Netherlands?
A: Since approximately 18 months.
Q: How did you end up there?
A: I left prison and I went home. After a quarrel at home I went to De Wallen to the bridge at the Old Sailor. I then got to know [Victor]. After three days I got to know [Victor]. [Victor] always stood there. [Victor] is named [suspect Zafer O].
Remark: we show the suspect a photo from the photographic records numbered 12 (the court understands: photo 12 from file 16).
A: That is the [Victor] that I mean. After three weeks [Victor] asked me if I wanted to work as a bodyguard.
Q: Which activities did you do on De Wallen in Amsterdam?
A: When there were problems I simply had to get him out and to outside, it concerned clients who were annoying. I knew that I had to go to a woman because I was phoned then. [Victor] gave my telephone number to the girls. The girls told their names to me and then I knew where I had to go. After I had just started, they phoned [Victor] and then I accompanied [Victor] and [Victor] said to me who they were. After work I had to bring the women to the taxi.
Q: What did the girls for whom you worked think?
A: We received money from the girls, not from the pimps. Each week the girls gave money to [Victor]. Per girl they gave 50 euro to [Victor]. But it were girls belonging to pimps. It concerned as many as 30 girls. I knew that because I heard: that girl belongs to this pimp, this one belongs to this one and this one belongs to this one. [Victor] showed the girls to me and said this girl belongs to this pimp and that girl belongs to this one. He named the names. He said: this one belongs to that little group. You have to keep your hands off of them, or else they will kill you, they will demolish you.
After I just started to work with him and while he showed me the girls, [Victor] told me a story. [Victor] told me that, during the time that I didn't work with him yet, a prostitute had broken her nose or something. A client had done that. I don't know which prostitute that was. [Victor] told me that he had to come to the pimps. Then the pimps gave him two black eyes, and they said: you had to be there, and when our girl gets something broken, we will break you too. [Victor] then told me that I wasn't supposed to do things to girls and what I was supposed to do and that they, the pimps, would otherwise do that to me.
Q: Did [Victor] named names related to that?
A: Yes always [suspect Saban B] and [suspect Nuri T]. The big boys.
Q: Did [Victor] say that [suspect Saban B] and [suspect Nuri T] maltreated him?
A: Yes.

(Comment by Donkey: I skip a bit here)

42. The testimony of [person 65] (May 25, 2004):
I have worked as a prostitute in Amsterdam starting from August 2003 until April 2004. I worked there next to two girls who worked for [suspect Saban B] and [suspect Hasan B]. These girls I know as [S], I call her [C], and [S] (remark by officers: [person 66] and [person 36] are meant).
[Person 66] is the girlfriend of [suspect Hasan B]. They are forced to work in prostitution by [suspect Hasan B]. [Suspect Hasan B] uses much violence against her. I regularly saw bruises on her body. I could also often hear that [suspect Hasan B] was in the room of [person 66]. I then heard a quarrel, screaming from [person 66] and that apparently violence was used against her. [Person 66] also told me that [suspect Hasan B] beat her. She told me that she received beatings from him when she didn't earn enough. She received many beatings. She didn't leave him. She did want to, but she told me that she was afraid that he would go to her family. They don't know that she works in prostitution. She has to hand over all her earned money to [suspect Hasan B].
[Person 36] is the girlfriend of [suspect Saban B]. She received many beatings from [suspect Saban B]. She has many bruises. I have often seen that. I have seen her working with two black eyes. She then told me that she was beaten up by [suspect Saban B] because she had palled up with a negro-pimp. [Person 36] is terrified of [suspect Saban B]. [Person 36] works 4 days each week and goes to Turkey each week to bring the money to [suspect Saban B].
I can tell the following about [suspect Hasan B], [suspect Saban B] and [Monti] ([suspect Nuri T]):
(…)
The errand boys who work for [suspect Saban B] and [suspect Nuri T] don't collect money for them. [Suspect Hasan B], [suspect Saban B] and [suspect Nuri T] receive the money directly from the hands of the girls. The errand boys have to shop for the girls and have to throw out clients if that is necessary. The errand boys receive 150 euro per week per protected girl.
At least one girl works for [suspect Nuri T] named [person 32]. Aside from [person 36] [suspect Saban B] also has [person 9] working for him and [suspect Hasan B] has, aside from [person 66], also [person 121] working for him.

43. A report of some officers (August 12, 2006):
On August 12, 2006 the person known to us as [person 55] (born [1960] in [place of birth] in [country of birth]) appeared at our police office and declared the following.
[Suspect Ufuk T], [suspect Saban B] and [suspect Nuri T] were supposed to hang around regularly in Alkmaar and regularly reside in Vinkeveen. Also many women were supposed to reside here, as well as other pimps. We, officers, know that when [person 55] declares about [Chiko] that [suspect Ufuk T] is meant with this, with [S (comment by donkey: Saban?)] is meant [suspect Saban B] and with [Monti] is meant [suspect Nuri T].
[Person 55] declares that, a girl who works in a police uniform, belongs to [suspect Ufuk T]. [Suspect Nuri T] has [person 67] and a Moroccan girl working for him. [Person 9], [person 36] and [person 83] were supposed to be working for [suspect Saban B]. [Suspect Hasan B] has also girls working for him.

(Comment by Donkey: I skip a bit here)

47. The testimony of [person 4] (October 15, 2007):
I have seen that [suspect Saban B] stored a firearm in a closet in my bedroom. That was when my daughter was born already. That was mid-November 2004. I once saw that [suspect Saban B], [suspect Ufuk T] or [suspect Hasan B] hid a firearm in the hole in the bathroom. The hole in the ceiling of the bathroom of my workroom on the Zandpad.

48. A wiretapped conversation between [suspect U(fuk) T] aka Chiko and [suspect Z(afer) O] aka Victor (September 8, 2006):
[suspect ZO]: Hello?
[suspect UT]: Yees.
[suspect ZO]: Yes.
[suspect UT]: You don't have to look at that girl, is that agreed?
[suspect ZO]: It's okay, I know it. I knew it was becoming this way.
[suspect UT]: You must only look at the girl of [person 109] and not at his former girl.
[suspect ZO]: We don't look after [person 26] anymore?
[suspect UT]: Do look at [person 26] and not look at [person 132].
[suspect ZO]: Do look after [person 26] and not at [person 132], is agreed.
[suspect UT]: Did you understand?
[suspect ZO]: I understood it.
[suspect UT]: That one doesn't work for us anymore, that one belongs to the Hells Angels.. you understand, that former girl of his, that one doesn't belong to us.
[suspect ZO]: [Person 26].. Is that that small one. (short height)
[suspect UT]: She phoned you lately didn't she, and said like, I cannot go working.
[suspect ZO]: Mustn't I look after her.
[suspect UT]: You have to be concerned with this one and not with the other.
[suspect ZO]: Good. When that boy is here then I will phone you and he says my girl is here also and involves [suspect Cillekes Ö] in it, this and that.
[suspect UT]: Okay, you have to be concerned with it, that's right.
[suspect ZO]: Whom I should look after then, he has two girls now.
[suspect UT]: He doesn't have two girls, he has one (1) girl.
[suspect ZO]: That one below.. when he is with me I will phone.
[suspect UT]: Is fine.

Comment by Donkey: now I switch to another file. The LJN number of this file is: BP7662. You can download it here:
http://www.rechtspraak.nl/ljn.asp?ljn=BP7662

1. The testimony of several police officers (June 22, 2007):
On May 7, 2007 we, officers, are approached by a woman whom we know under the work name [E]. Her full personal information is: [person 13], born in [place] in 1979, making use of the telephone number [nr.].
It is known to us that [E], together with her girlfriend [W], came from Germany to Den Haag to work in prostitution. The full personal information of [W] is: [person 21], born in [place] in 1978, making use of her telephone number [nr.]. [E] says that since November 2006 she had to hand over money to [suspect Cillekes Ö] who is called [Hakan] who is approximately 25 years old. She asks if it is correct that he has been apprehended. She didn't want to tell much because she was afraid and his little friends still walk about freely here who will carry it out for him. She had just been phoned by him. On Tuesday, May 8, 2007 in the building on the [address] in Den Haag, there were talks with [E] and [W]. [W] tells that she has had a relationship for five years with [Hakan] and that she had to work in prostitution for him. She had to hand over the money to him. When she said that she wanted to stop working she was phoned by [S (comment by Donkey: do they mean Saban?)]. She is very afraid of him and then decided that she should just keep on working. She indicates that since three months ago she got rid of [Hakan]. She is afraid to press charges, in connection with the consequences for her mother and her little daughter in Germany. [Hakan] knows where they live.
[E] tells that she has seen that [S (Saban?)] has beaten a girl with a baseball bat. She has also seen that he beat girls with his fists. Sometimes he went out eating and sleeping with multiple girls. Without reason, one of the girls was maltreated after that. [Saban] was seen by [E] and [W] as the boss. They are very afraid of him.

2. The testimony of [person 21] (January 15, 2010):
Yes, I know [suspect Cillekes Ö]. Another name that I've heard, is [Hakan]. I have had a relationship with him. I got to know him six or seven years ago in Frankfurt am Main. A couple of weeks later we entered into a relationship. He started talking about if I could work in the Netherlands instead of in Germany. I have thought about that. It didn't seem to be a bad idea. I started working in Alkmaar. I handed over my money to [Hakan]. When you ask me on whose initiative I gave the money to [Hakan], then I say that [Hakan] took the money from me. After eight or nine months I left. I saw [Hakan] again two or three years later. That was by coincidence. In Köln I got to know [person 13]. At a certain moment [person 13] was together with a certain [S (Saban?)]. She wanted to visit him in Frankfurt and asked me if I wanted to accompany her. I have done that. In the cafe we encountered [S (Saban?)], and to my big surprise also [Hakan]. They knew each other. That was not known to me and to [person 13]. I then spoke a long time with [Hakan] and we came together again. [Hakan] proposed that [person 13] and I could work in Saarbrücken in a privéhuis. [Person 13] and I weren't there for a long time. [Person 13] didn't earn well there. We then asked if we were allowed to go to the Netherlands and that was allowed by [S (Saban?)] and [Hakan]. I was home for a couple of weeks and then I went to the Netherlands. Then [person 13] accompanied me. We then lived again in a holiday park in Vinkeveen. [Person 13] lived with [person 36] and I lived with [R]. [Person 13] and I worked in Utrecht.
After I asked [person 36] for money for fuel one time, [suspect Saban B] and [Hakan] picked me up together with the jeep of [suspect Saban B]. [Suspect Saban B] was very angry and he wanted that [Hakan] would punish me. [Hakan] tried to calm [suspect Saban B] down a little and he said that it wasn't such a big story anyway. [Suspect Saban B] couldn't be calmed down however during such moments. [Suspect Saban B] then turned around to me in the car and screamed to me who I was supposed to think that I am. As a punishment I had to stay longer at work. I had to work longer. I wasn't allowed to phone. I wasn't allowed to talk to [Hakan]. When I was home I had to go to my room immediately. I felt as if I was punished like a small child. You notice that you see, that while I'm telling this I am very emotional and I'm crying. You ask me why I am so emotional about this. I say to you that I have seen a lot of what [suspect Saban B] has done with other women. He has beaten [person 36], among other persons, with a baseball bat. He pushed her down the stairs. Women were obliged by him to jump in the lake and stay in there until they were allowed to go out. [Suspect Saban B] has repeatedly told other men how they should treat their women. All men from the group were afraid of him. [Suspect Saban B] enjoyed this. He liked it when things happened like he wanted it to happen. [Hakan] also threatened with [suspect Saban B]. [Suspect Saban B] didn't beat me. I wasn't his woman. He did it in a more psychological way. He looks at you in a certain way and he says things in a certain way. Aside from this you see what he does with his own women. [Hakan] also became more and more like [suspect Saban B]. He said that I didn't earn so well anymore. I felt that he started to exert more pressure on me. If I would have given [Hakan] no money he wouldn't have been together with me. I am afraid, especially of a person other than [suspect Cillekes Ö]. I don't want to talk about this person. I don't dare to. He knows how to find me everywhere anyway. I went from the Netherlands to Germany. From Germany to the Netherlands again, and from the Netherlands to Belgium again. The police has said to me that they would give me police protection, but suddenly another person from the group stood before me once again. One time it was [suspect Cillekes Ö] himself. [Hakan] has beaten me one time. He gave me a heavy box on my ears because I didn't listen. [Hakan] was also afraid of [suspect Saban B]. [Hakan] also threatened with [suspect Saban B].

3. The testimony of [person 21] (March 16, 2010):
I could have never left the Netherlands if [suspect Saban B] would still have been there. The prostitution environment around [suspect Saban B] meant that the women who worked in this prostitution environment, were work machines. They haven't lived, they were all an object. They had to earn money. When not enough money was earned, they were punished. I have understood that they had to earn a certain amount of money per day. When this wasn't earned then they had to keep on standing until it was earned, or else they would get one inside from [suspect Saban B], either with the hand or with the baseball bat, or with whatever he could find. [Hakan] did benefit from my work in prostitution. I handed over all my money. I did feel threatened. It was psychological terror. My work name is [V]. My real name (comment by Donkey: some text seems to be missing here) [S (Saban?)] also called me [S].

Photo 17 (the court concludes: suspect)
This man I know under many names. [Hakan], [J], [Ö] or little [Ö].
With 'working' in my testimony at the examining judge of January 15, 2010, I mean working in prostitution.
When the lawyer asks me if pressure has been exerted upon me regarding prostitution, then I say: 'yes, at the end yes'. It occurred that [Hakan] has exerted pressure upon me. When [suspect Saban B] was also there, he was ruder. This was mostly on the telephone. I then asked who was with him. He then said, when it was [suspect Saban B], that he was with the guru. That was my name for [suspect Saban B]. Then I knew he was with [suspect Saban B]. He then used really rude words. At first I wasn't afraid of [Hakan]. Later I was. That was also the reason why I left. This was psychological terror. This emerged because he had felt that I wanted to go away. The examining judge proposes the idea to me that fear for repercussion actually means that he would have created fear in me for the consequences if I would do something.
Remark by examining judge: The lawyer has read out loud to the witness a part of the accusation regarding repercussion among other things. End of remark of the examining judge.
This is a correct description of what I have experienced. This was indeed related to working in prostitution. When the lawyer asks me if it was difficult by any means to break free from [Hakan], to leave him, then I say: 'Yes'. That has also been the reason why I went to the police in the Netherlands. [Hakan] didn't want to let me go. My work name is [V].

4. The testimony of [person 13] (November 27, 2007):
In the meantime [V] and I had become friends. We found out that we both knew [Hakan]. [V] and I have to worked in Saarbrücken for a short while. [S (Saban?)] and [Hakan] brought us there. The business wasn't going very well there. During that time we spoke about going to the Netherlands. [S (Saban?)] and [Hakan] were the first to talk about this.

5. The testimony of [person 13] (February 18, 2008):
I have worked for two weeks in Amsterdam. I didn't earn a lot in Amsterdam. I was ordered by [suspect Saban B] to work with [person 36]. Then I would earn more money. Then I went to sleep in the house of [suspect Saban B]. [Hakan] knew that I would have wanted to be together with [V]. We then could both work for him. I was supposed to be obligated to pay 1000 euro per week. 500 euro for him and 500 for [suspect Saban B]. That happened this way because [suspect Saban B] was the boss. [Hakan] had to confer with him if I could stay in the Netherlands. [Hakan] couldn't take that decision himself. He then had to confer with [suspect Saban B]. When I worked in Utrecht I still slept in the house of [suspect Saban B]. [Hakan] and [suspect Saban B] collected the money from me.
In October we went to Den Haag. In the beginning we slept in the Ibis hotel. We were able to make agreements with [Hakan]. In the past [V] had given all her money to [Hakan], but since a certain moment we agreed that we had to hand over 1500 euro per week. Actually he wasn't such a great nuisance for us. After a short while it went wrong. That happened when we went to the hotel in Scheveningen, shortly before Christmas. Since that moment we had to hand over all our money. We only received a little bit of money from [Hakan]. Which actually received the money from his wife [F]. It was turned around then. We only got a little bit and he had everything. During Christmas we went to Germany then, and after New Year's Eve we came back. [V] then became ill and we haven't worked a lot. [V] had to go to the hospital. First in the Netherlands, then in Germany. [Hakan] actually did wonder why I couldn't just work in the Netherlands then. At the end I just had to go working in Germany then. We were phoned by [F] that [Hakan] was apprehended and in jail. [V] said that now we would arrange it all ourselves then.

6. The testimony of [person 13] (December 2, 2006):
I was afraid of the men. I just saw how [S (Saban?)] and [Hakan] treated their women. I was afraid that this would also happen to me. Women were beaten. Among other persons, [person 36] and [R] who worked for [suspect Saban B]. I was afraid of the reaction of the men if I wouldn't do what they said. I lived in the house of [suspect Saban B] and [person 36] for a short while. I sometimes heard [person 36] crying and screaming. [Person 36] said to me that it was about the fact that she hadn't earned enough as a prostitute. It made me even more frightened. That's why I didn't went into a discussion and I gave my money. [V] was threatened when I earned too little. The suspect then said to her that I had to watch out. He later said that [V] was responsible for my earnings. Because it did hardly interest me that I was being threatened, they threatened me via [V]. I didn't want that something bad would happen to her. That was my weak spot. It wasn't any different for [V]. She had a little child and he threatened her that he would do something to her child or her mother. I heard that [R] once put money in her shoe to withhold it this way. [Suspect Saban B] discovered that and she was heavily maltreated. I was so afraid because of that, that it didn't cross my mind to hide money. I saw no other option than to hand over my money. We didn't dare to run away because the suspect said that he knew where the daughter of [S] was.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Romanian forced prostitutes

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I want to offer some translations from a verdict on rechtspraak.nl. The LJN-number is BR1294. You can find the file here:

http://www.rechtspraak.nl/ljn.asp?ljn=BR1294

'Het Poortje' is mentioned in the file, which is a window brothel in Haarlem. What is peculiar about this file is that the suspect is also sentenced for recruiting and then transporting a prostitute across a border. That is still illegal in the Netherlands. I find this law a bit antiquated.

I have to say, after reading all these verdicts, that human traffickers have little imagination. They always threaten the prostitutes: to kill family members, to kidnap the children of the prostitute, to reveal the occupation of the prostitute to the family, to kill the prostitute herself, etc...

It might explain why prostitutes always say to researchers and policemen that they work voluntarily. It seems that they have no other choice, otherwise something bad happens to them.

I don't want to exaggerate. Not all prostitutes are coerced.

Here are some translated bits:

Fact 1.

(Comment by Donkey: I skip a bit here)

1. The testimony of suspect, meaning:
[Victim 1] asked [fellow suspect] for money. 400 or 500 euro has been sent. I believe that I have sent money to [name 1] via Western Union. [Victim 1] and [name 1] came with the bus to Amsterdam. I picked them up then. I went with the taxi to the bus station. They still owe me approximately 80 euro for the taxi. They came to live with [fellow suspect] and me. There was an agreement that we would share the rent. The rent was 1000 euro per month. The costs of eating was also divided. [Victim 1] asked [fellow suspect] 250 euro for the workroom. [Fellow suspect] has lent [victim 1] clothes.
Money has actually been paid off. I don't know how much has been paid off. There also have been payments to [fellow suspect].
The money has indeed been given to me. This was the money that [victim 1] still owed to [fellow suspect]. It concerned 500 euro. I received this money from [victim 1].

2. The testimony of suspect, meaning:
I live off the earnings of my girlfriend [fellow suspect]. This money she earns in prostitution.

3. The testimony of suspect, meaning:
I have multiple girlfriends. That's correct. I ended the relationship with [fellow suspect]. I then entered into a relationship with [victim 2]. Somewhat later I met [fellow suspect] again, and then I couldn't choose anymore between both of them. A month earlier I met [name 3]. I also have a relationship with her. I now have three sweethearts with whom I have a sexual relationship.
I have never worked in the Netherlands. As I said, I don't have money at all.

4. The testimony of suspect, meaning:
The costs of the car, such as the insurance, road tax and the like, are paid by the girls, because in fact they use the car.

5. The testimony of the woman who reported the crime to the police [victim 1] (September 17, 2010), meaning:
I went to Spain in February 2010 to find work. I was in Spain for a week. On February 26, 2010, I was in the Netherlands. A boy with whom I went to Spain, [name 1], had contact with [suspect] via internet. I have also spoken with [suspect] via the telephone. He knew that I was searching for work and he said that he could help me with this in the Netherlands. [Suspect] said there were windows in the Netherlands and that his girlfriend also worked there, that it was safe and that she wanted to help me with that. I subsequently also spoke with his girlfriend [fellow suspect] who worked at the windows. She said that it was safe and she wanted to help me with this. I was supposed to receive workclothes.
The police asks: so [suspect] has asked you to go working in prostitution here in the Netherlands?
Yes, that's right. I needed money and I knew nobody in the Netherlands. [Suspect] told that his wife earned good money.
I received money from her in the Netherlands to rent the room. She didn't ask for money then. Later she said to me that I had to give her 50 euro every day. I have never worked in prostitution in Romania. When [suspect] started talking about this, I started to think about it for the first time. [Suspect] sent me money to come to the Netherlands. He transferred 400 euro to me via Western Union. I came to the Netherlands with a bus. I arrived in Amsterdam. [Suspect] picked me up there with the taxi. I travelled with a friend. We went to the house of [suspect], in [address] in Haarlem. The wife of [suspect], [fellow suspect], was also in the house. [Suspect] told me that I had to pay 1000 euro back to him, because he has helped me to let me come to the Netherlands and to arrange work. Only just after arriving in the Netherlands I heard that I had to pay him this 1000 euro. I said to him that I didn't have the money. He said to me that I would earn that when I was working. I was totally shocked because of this. After this, I paid him another 1200 or 1300 euro for the money that he sent to me and for other costs. That amount of money included 400 euro for the trip to the Netherlands, 500 euro for the rent of the house, 150 euro for the workroom and the costs of the taxi.
I slept in the living room of the house. I didn't have much privacy. I slept on the couch. I didn't have a key of the house, that's what [suspect] had.
The next day after I arrived the Netherlands I started working. [Fellow suspect] showed me the way at het Poortje. She spoke with the boss on behalf of me. She gave me condoms and workclothes. Each workday was from 12.00 hours until 00.00 hours. [Suspect] repeatedly asked me for money to lend. [Fellow suspect] also asked this repeatedly. The debt that has been spoken about during the first evening I paid off quickly already. When they went to Romania for a couple of days they asked me for money. [Suspect] bought another car and then asked me for money. And for the birthday of [fellow suspect] and for shopping. All added up together it is more than 1000 euro anyway. No agreements have been made about the money lent.
It probably was June 18, 2010. I took a girlfriend with me, [name 4]. [Suspect] stood up and started to beat me with both hands. He beat me in the face, in my ribs, my belly and my stomach. He did this with clenched fists. I felt pain. [Suspect] said that he wanted to kill me and that I should go to hell.
[Suspect] said to me that I had to give him 700 euro so that he could go to Romania. I said to him that I only had 200 euro. I lent 500 euro from another girl. Her name is [name 5]. When [name 5] and her boyfriend were there to give the money, [suspect] sent my girlfriend [name 4] and the boy from Romania downstairs to take the money. [Name 5] wanted to see me first. I accompanied [name 4] and the Romanian boy. When [name 5] saw me, she wanted to take me with her. That didn't work, because the Romanian boy retained me.
[Suspect] told me that he would take me to Romania and that I wouldn't survive it. He said that he would phone his friends and he said that he would send these friends to my family to kill them. He said that if I wanted to stay longer in the Netherlands, I had to pay him 50 euro per day, six days per week, for six months. [Suspect] said that I shouldn't go to the police. He said that he didn't want to have problems at the border and if that would happen, he would go to my parents or phone a friend who would go to my parents. [Suspect] departed to Romania. I went to [name 4] and went to live with her. I paid the 50 euro for two weeks. I was afraid with respect to my family.
When [suspect] and [fellow suspect] were back in the Netherlands they still wanted me to give money to them. I said to them that I should have paid everything by now. Two weeks ago [fellow suspect] came to my window at het Poortje and she said that she wanted to have the money starting from the day that I didn't pay anymore.

6. The testimony of [victim 1], meaning:
I was being threatened by [suspect]. I was also threatened via telephone, not only by [suspect], but also by [fellow suspect]. Such a threat meant that they would break my legs. I didn't come here to be maltreated or to hand over money.

7. The testimony of [fellow suspect], meaning:
[Suspect] has transferred 400 euro to [name 1] for the trip of [victim 1]. She came together with her boyfriend. [Suspect] has picked up [victim 1] and [name 1] from the bus station in Amsterdam. [Victim 1] had to pay back the money to [suspect] for the trip, the rent, the food and all that she needed to start working. I have asked to the boss if a new girl was allowed to come and could come. The area is called het Poortje.
When I departed to Spain she still had to pay 800 euro. As a rule she still had a debt of 1000 euro with me, but when I departed to Spain I asked her 200 euro. She was compelled to give me this amount of money, because I didn't have enough for the trip. It was my money and she had to give me this. [Suspect] asked [victim 1] for money which belonged to us together. [Suspect] had no money. My money was his money and the other way around. It was our money.

8. The testimony of [fellow suspect], meaning:
V: We noticed that [suspect] asks you how many clients you have had, but that he also asks this to other women. What's the meaning of this?
A: Yes, he perhaps asked this to let me feel that I didn't earn much money. He said the whole time, why do they make money and you don't?
V: You have already said that he had no money.
A: He has multiple girlfriends doesn't he? If one doesn't do anything, the other does have something?

9. The testimony of [name 5], meaning:
On a certain moment [suspect] and [fellow suspect] wanted to steal the money from [victim 1]. As far as I know they wanted to have money from [victim 1] at the end of each week. At least 400 euro each week. I've heard this from [fellow suspect]. [Fellow suspect] said to me that [victim 1] still had to give her thousands of euros. [Suspect] in his turn said this to [fellow suspect]. But this is not true.
[Fellow suspect] arranged that [victim 1] came to the Netherlands and that cost a lot of money, but she paid that off a long time ago. [Suspect] was always bragging that he brought women from Romania and let them work here and that he wanted money for that. They intended to snatch all the money that [victim 1] earned. Yes, that's what [fellow suspect] said to me.
[Victim 1] once phoned to me and asked me to lend out 500 euro, otherwise she would be killed. [Suspect] needed this money to go to Romania. [Victim 1] phoned to me around 2 or 3 o'clock in the night and she cried and she asked if she could lend 500 euro from me. She sounded really upset. [Victim 1] went downstairs with a Romanian man, named [name 10]. He was the chauffeur of [suspect]. I saw that [victim 1] looked untidy. Her hair was unkempt. I saw that her eyes were thick as a result of crying. I saw that she was broken and she could hardly talk anymore. I said to [victim 1] that she had to come with me in the car. The chauffeur didn't agree with that. I said to the chauffeur that he had to promise that [victim 1] wouldn't be beaten anymore. He said that he would do his best. I gave the money to her. Later [victim 1] told that she was beaten up and kicked by [suspect].
I knew furthermore that [victim 1] had to transfer 50 euro to him each day. On a certain moment I said to her that she had to stop. That's what she did. This was somewhere in July 2010.

10. The testimony of [name 6], meaning:
In June 2010 [suspect] and [fellow suspect] departed from Haarlem. We hadn't seen them for a couple of months. Suddenly [fellow suspect] was in Haarlem in September and visited the workplace of [victim 1]. That's why she reported the crime to the police as late as September. The report to the police had to do with the quarrel and the scandal of June 2010 about which I don't want to testify further. In June, I was in the house of [suspect] and [fellow suspect]. [Victim 1] resided in the house at that moment. [Victim 1] asked me to accompany her, she was afraid of [suspect]. After work I went to her house. That was around 23.00 or 24.00 hours. At that moment the quarrel was already in progress. I departed 3 or 4 hours later, then the escalating began. The next day [victim 1] asked if she could live with me. I don't want to testify anything about the maltreatment.

11. The report of findings, meaning:
During the interrogation, witness [name 6] indicated that she didn't want to testify. I, officer [name 11], asked to the witness after the interrogation what she would do if the examining judge would summon her as a witness. She then indicated that she would answer the questions asked. She indicated that it was true that she was a witness of the maltreatments by [suspect] and that she also wouldn't lie about that. She literally said: '[suspect] knows that I've seen it.'

12. The testimony of [name 7], meaning:
I did often bring girls to their work in Leeuwarden and Heerenveen. I mean with this, that I brought and picked up girls who worked in prostitution to and from their work. I picked up and brought the girls to their work at their own request under the authority of [suspect]. Every now and then I received something. I then received money from [suspect]. The girls didn't pay me. I did receive a pack of cigarettes from them every now and then. I wasn't in their service you see. I did business with [suspect] and not with the girls.
You ask me what kind of work [suspect] does. He plays/gambles in the casino. He doesn't work. I accompanied him multiple times to the casino. [Suspect] lost money most of the time.

13. The testimony of [name 8], meaning:
[Name 7] is the permanent chauffeur of [suspect]. [Suspect] drinks a lot of alcohol. He loves gambling. He made a lot of debts in Romania because of this. When [suspect] has drunk alcohol, he becomes annoying. I have seen sometimes that while he was drunk he became more hard-handed towards women. Then he pushed them away from him hard-handedly. I've seen sometimes that women sometimes get a kick under their ass by [suspect].

14. The written document, namely a wiretap-report (November 28, 2010), meaning:
(…) (Comment by Donkey: that's in the file, I don't skip anything)
[Name 9]: Right. I actually said it to her on the phone. She didn't do anything there.
[Suspect]: That's obvious. I knew that.
[Name 9]: Only 35 euro, 35 euro because she was having a drink with a guy and he gave her 35 euro.
[Name 9]: You understand that they know that I know.
[Suspect]: Who knows what kind of club or discotheque.
[Name 9]: She said that if I wanted to, she takes photographs and she shows me how these folks are playing poker. Perhaps they do play poker there but they certainly didn't come there to fuck.
[Suspect]: By God, what is this then [name 9].
[Name 9]: I don't earn a penny with this one, not the room and I also will not be able to pay off the debt. I piss on her!
[Suspect]: Friend, I'll phone to you in about five minutes, because I make pork shoulder chops with polenta.
[Name 9]: You should speak with [name 3] man, that she arranges for her there for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, so that I can pay off my debt.
[Suspect]: I will say it, but I do not believe that she will succeed. I believe it will be almost nothing. I promise nothing.
[Name 9]: Speak with [name 3]. [Name 3] is a good girl, ask her that she arranges something at least before this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and then I get her out of here or my dick knows what I do, I let her do what I want.
[Suspect]: I'll speak to you after that.
[Name 9]: Then I'll leave her to you. If you succeed in charming her, then you'll do this and otherwise you'll see what you do with her.
[Suspect]: Who are you talking about?
[Name 9]: About this one, if you succeed, you do extract money from it. I received her from you no matter what. Be at ease, you aren't crazy aren't you? If I didn't succeed, perhaps you will succeed.

15. The written document, namely a wiretap-report (December 9, 2010), meaning:
[Suspect]: I let you now. I am in Heerenveen. I have no penny, I will wheedle something out of her, so I will get inner tubes for my car, my dick.
[Name 9]: She will give you money. She also said to me that she will do that, so you can buy inner tubes.

16. The written document, namely a wiretap-report (December 1, 2010), meaning:
[Suspect]: Listen, that idiot didn't earn a penny, not even the room. Just see what you are going to do. Do you have enough for your room?
[Victim 2]: Yes.
[Suspect]: Bravo, that bitch is doing nothing for four days. I swear it to you.
I first brought her to Almelo, from Almelo I moved her to Deventer, and now it also isn't very good there. What else should I do, should I go through the whole of the Netherlands?
[Victim 2]: but you have said that I should stay here.
[Suspect]: You stayed there! This is not good, damned! It cannot be like this anymore! See what you are doing, just draw one in for 100-150. Still another two or three. You must help her. You won't go to sleep until you made enough for your room!
[Victim 2]: I won't go to sleep, be at ease.
[Suspect]: If this won't succeed earlier than 7 o'clock, then you will stay awake until 7 o'clock! Yes?!
[Victim 2]: Yes.

(Comment by Donkey: I skip a bit here)

With the conviction of the court that the suspect took advantage of the sexual exploitation of [victim 1], the court also includes among other things the wiretapped conversation of the suspect with [name 9]. From the wiretapped conversation between the suspect and [name 9] it emerges that [name 9] proposes that the suspect takes over a girl from him, because he earns nothing from her. He thinks that the suspect will perhaps succeed to make money from her.

(Comment by Donkey: I skip a bit here)

Fact 2.

(Comment by Donkey: I skip a bit here)

1. The testimony of [name 7], meaning:
We drove to the Netherlands around November 23 or 24, 2010. We drove via Timisoaru or Arad. Then to Hungary, Austria and Germany. In the Netherlands we crossed the border. From Deventer we drove further to Leeuwarden. You ask me if I only went with [suspect] to the Netherlands. I believe there was a girl named [victim 2]. She lay sleeping on the backseat of the car. I believe [victim 2] is the same as whom I also name [victim 2].

2. The testimony of [fellow suspect], meaning:
The last time, [victim 2] came with [suspect] in the car of [name 7]. [Victim 2] had already worked in prostitution and she wanted to work in prostitution. [Victim 2] went home only for two days for her passport.

3. The testimony of [victim 2], meaning:
Seven months ago I made the choice to work in prostitution, because it earned more. I only came here to work behind the windows. I now have a passport and an ID-card.

4. The written document, namely a wiretap-report (November 23, 2010), meaning:
On being asked, [suspect] says that he has departed now. [Fellow suspect] asks if [victim 2] has taken her belongings with her. [Fellow suspect] says that if they depart now, that tomorrow at this hour of the day they will be here. [Name 7] would be driving 130 kilometer on the highway, says [suspect]. [Fellow suspect] asks him not to come via Breda, because there they will be immediately arrested. [Suspect] says that they will come via Oberhausen then, but that there will be no problems, since they have a Dutch license plate.
[Suspect] says that there has to be a phone call for a room for [victim 2]. [Fellow suspect] says that she cannot phone herself, because they know her phone number. They agree that they have to ask somebody else to phone for a room.

5. The written document, namely a wiretap-report (November 23, 2010), meaning:
[Suspect] asks [fellow suspect] to let somebody phone for [victim 2]. If [fellow suspect] doesn't arrange it herself [suspect] will ask somebody to phone for [victim 2]. [Fellow suspect] says that she will ask somebody tomorrow morning to phone for [victim 2].

6. The written document, namely a wiretap-report (November 23, 2010), meaning:
On being asked, [suspect] confirms that they have crossed the border. [Fellow suspect] informs if the girl sleeps. The answer is no.

7. The written document, namely a wiretap-report (November 23, 2010), meaning:
[Suspect] says that they have arrived in Austria and that [victim 2] is asleep.
[Suspect] says that the trip cost a lot and that [fellow suspect] has to earn 150 or 200 euro tomorrow, so that she earns the trip back. [Fellow suspect] becomes angry and says to him that he mustn't talk that way in the presence of the girl, because the girl could get strange thoughts about that. [Suspect] doesn't care what the girl does or does not think.

8. The written document, namely a wiretap-report (November 24, 2010), meaning:
On being asked, [suspect] says that they are already in Germany. They have arrived in Germany approximately an hour ago.

9. The written document, namely a wiretap-report (November 24, 2010), meaning:
On being asked, [suspect] says that they must be near the border now. [Fellow suspect] says that [suspect] must phone when they are in the Netherlands.

10. The written document, namely a wiretap-report (November 24, 2010), meaning:
[Suspect] still has another 12 kilometers until Deventer. [Fellow suspect] has to prepare herself to depart.

11. The written document, namely a wiretap-report (November 26, 2010), meaning:
[Suspect]: How is it going [suspect]a? (Comment by Donkey: I don't understand this)
[Victim 2]: Nothing, I have moved to another room.
[Suspect]: You have moved to another room?
[Victim 2]: Yes, that room I only had for yesterday.
[Suspect]: And? Is this room better?
[Victim 2]: Just like the other.
[Suspect]: What's going on with you?
[Victim 2]: Nothing.
[Suspect]: Don't be so disappointed. Today there is a new day.
[Victim 2]: Yes, it is a new day.
[Suspect]: Yes?
[Victim 2]: (approving sound)
[Suspect]: Well, today you'll also earn some, you don't disappoint us anymore hey?
[Victim 2]: Do you think that I didn't want to yesterday? You must know that I would have wanted to earn the whole time.
[Suspect]: Well, that's just the way it is. Well, let it be. We'll see! Come on!

The court considers about this as follows. [Victim 2] has testified that she was active as a prostitute for some time in the Netherlands. She went back for a couple of days to Romania, because she had problems with her passport. After this, she came back to the Netherlands to continue her activities in prostitution. [Victim 2] drove back to the Netherlands on November 23 and 24, 2010 together with the suspect and the chauffeur [name 7]. Furthermore it turns out that the suspect ordered [fellow suspect] to arrange a workroom for [victim 2]. From the wiretapped conversation between the suspect and [victim 2] of November 26, 2010, it clearly emerges that in the meantime [victim 2] is active as a prostitute again.
In the opinion of the court it follows from the above-mentioned means of evidence - seen in interconnection - that we can speak of recruiting and bringing [victim 2] with a view to bring her in prostitution in the Netherlands. While doing this, the suspect worked closely and consciously together with others, that is [fellow suspect], who arranged the workroom, and [name 7], who acted as chauffeur from Romania to the Netherlands.

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Fact 3.

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1. The testimony of the suspect, meaning:
Q: We have discussed the basis of the report (of the victim to the police) with you. What was the reason for you to make contact with [victim 1] and speak with her about the report (she made to the police)?
A: There was no particular reason that I went to talk with [victim 1] via internet or the telephone. She told me that she had been to the police. I didn't have to worry, because she would withdraw her report. She told that she had made a mistake.

2. The testimony of the suspect, meaning:
Q: The following conversation is read out loud to you, this conversation took place on November 26, 2010, from 13.29.25 – 13.37.29 hours, including: '[suspect] says that [victim 1] would do a good thing if she would withdraw her report to the police.'
A: It is correct that I had this conversation with [victim 1].

3. The testimony of [victim 1], meaning:
Q: After you made a report to the police against [suspect] have you been threatened or intimidated in one way or another by [suspect]?
A: Yes, he has phoned me several times and sent me SMS text messages to try to make an appointment with me. [Suspect] said to me in several telephone conversations that I had to say to the police that I had to withdraw the report and that I am his ex-girlfriend.
Q: I was actually scared. I said to him again and again that I would withdraw the report, that I was busy doing that, because I wanted to keep him satisfied. But I absolutely didn't want to withdraw the report.

4. The written document, namely a wiretap-report (November 26, 2010), meaning:
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[Suspect] wants to know now if [victim 1] has indeed been to the police or not. [Victim 1] says that she actually had been to the police. [Suspect] says that they have to do something to undo all that has been done. Suppose that the police apprehends him and he gets problems with that. [Victim 1] says that it won't be happening anymore, because she has been to the police herself and said that she didn't want the police to take measures, because she doesn't want her parents to know. [Suspect] wants to set the record straight anyway and he doesn't want to get in trouble. He also has plans for the future and he doesn't want that to be thwarted. [Victim 1] assures him that nothing will happen to him.

5. The written document, namely an SMS text message (November 28, 2010), meaning:
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[Victim 1] darling, take up the phone. Let's see what we will do with the report. What's going on with you, I didn't bother you didn't I.

6. The written document, namely an SMS text message (November 28, 2010), meaning:
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So daddy's girl, I eat your little eyes, but you have to know very well what you are going to say.

7. The written document, namely an SMS text message (November 28, 2010), meaning:
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You must say that you were my lover and it has come to this because of jealousy. Send me an SMS tomorrow, so that I know how it went.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Two forced prostitutes on the Zandpad

Main

Another verdict from the rechtspraak.nl-website. I will offer some translations. The LJN-number is: BQ6884. You can find the document here:

http://www.rechtspraak.nl/ljn.asp?ljn=BQ6884

By the way, the pimp was sentenced to 8 years in jail. Here are some translated part:

The court considers it to be lawfully and convincingly proven that the suspect committed various variants of human trafficking regarding [victim 1]. First of all, the court relies on the testimonies of [victim 1]. From these testimonies the following is shown.
[Victim 1] has lived at home until the age of 15. A man came once to ask permission to marry her. This man was [suspect] and he came from Utrecht. [Suspect] came together with his mother to the house of [victim 1] and asked the mother and the uncle of [victim 1] permission to marry her. Within a week [victim 1] was married to [suspect]. She then was 15 years old.
After the marriage [suspect] went back to the Netherlands after a week. [Victim 1] then stayed in Morocco. When he came back after seven or eight months, he said to her that her documents were ready and that she was allowed to accompany him to the Netherlands. [Suspect] told her that she would study and work in the Netherlands.
In the Netherlands, [victim 1] came to live in the house of her mother-in-law, on the [address]. Later on, she went living with [suspect] in Bilthoven. Also after she has lived in Bilthoven, she went back to the house of her mother-in-law. She had the key of the house of her mother-in-law. She has also lived with other family members of [suspect].
During the period that [victim 1] lived with her mother-in-law, her passport was in the possession of [suspect].
[Victim 1] couldn't read or write the Dutch language. She knew nothing about the Netherlands. She wasn't allowed by [suspect] to follow Dutch lessons. She has only been to school for 1 or 2 days.

Since the first day that she lived in the Netherlands, she was beaten by [suspect]. She was beaten with the hand or with shoes. [Suspect] once also shaved her head bare. Then her hair was so short that she couldn't grab it anymore. This was during the wedding of the brother of [suspect], [involved person 6]. She was also raped in her anus.
[Suspect] has threatened her that he would kill her and her mother and sisters. [Victim 1] was obliged by [suspect] to have sex with other men for money. He taught her gestures for giving a blowjob and fucking. [Suspect] also demonstrated it with a banana and a condom. She worked seven days per week, also when she was ill or menstruating. She was obliged to work by [suspect] when she was pregnant, but she was obliged by the police to stop working because of the pregnancy.
During the first months, her room on the Zandpad in Utrecht was arranged by [suspect]. At the moment she knew how to do it herself, she arranged it herself from then on.
On March 6, 2009, when she worked on the Zandpad, [victim 1] declared to the police that [suspect] acted as her chauffeur every now and then.
The money that she earned she had to give to [suspect]. If she didn't give money to him, then he would kill her. The more money that she earned, the better it was. She earned at least between 500 and 700 guilders per day and at most between 2000 and 3000 guilders per day. She never earned less than €500 per day (comment by Donkey: yes, they are mixing up the currencies). When [suspect] was in jail, she had to send the money to the prison and pay rent to a Czech man for a restaurant.

[Suspect] gave her drugs. Since the age of 17 she started to use drugs. She couldn't work without the drugs and the drugs took her shame away, it made her less shy. She never obtained the drugs herself, [suspect] did that.

Period
Despite the fact that the file contains indications that [victim 1] was in the Netherlands also before July 1, 1999 and set to work in prostitution by [suspect], there is insufficient lawful evidence for this, so that the suspect will be acquitted of the fact that he is accused of under 1.

(…)

Supporting evidence of the testimony of [victim 1] is found by the court in - among other things - the testimony of the suspect during the session of the court of March, 7:
I married [victim 1] in Morocco when she was 16 years old, with the permission of her parents. In the documents of the file is exactly indicated when we married. I divorced in 2006. The divorce was declared in the beginning of 2006. The relationship did last longer.
I have arranged the trip of [victim 1] to the Netherlands. In the Netherlands, we lived on the address [address] in Bilthoven. She has also lived with my family. She has lived almost with my whole family. Before my detention we also lived at my mother's place, because my mother is disabled.
Concerning the Zandpad: I did know it and I did agree with it. In the beginning I did have problems with it. Later I had less problems with it.
[Victim 1] didn't speak Dutch in the beginning. She also couldn't read or write in Arabic. She was able to speak the Arabic language however.
I did bring and/or pick her up sometimes to/from Amsterdam and Utrecht. In Utrecht I brought and picked her up less often.
[Victim 1] worked with variation, 5 days at most. She worked a various number of hours per day. Sometimes she began during the morning and worked until 16.00 or 17.00 hours. [Victim 1] worked when she was menstruating.
She used coke and xtc pills. She also drank alcohol.
[Victim 1] does know people, people from work among other things, [name], [name], [name], [name]. I did come on the Zandpad, because I dropped her off there.
It is correct that I did have some contact with [victim 1] after the divorce. That has been until approximately 3 weeks before I went with [victim 2] to the police office.

Residence permits
On May 18, 1998, [suspect] made a request at the IND (immigration and naturalisation service) for an authorisation for a temporary residence for his wife [victim 1]. In a letter from the IND of June 29, 1999 it is stated that the authorisation for a temporary residence has been granted. A visa has been issued to [victim 1] that is valid since August 26, 1999. From the stamp on her passport it emerges that she arrived in Belgium on August 30, 1999.

Living addresses
Since September 3, 1999, [victim 1] was registered on the address [address] in Bilthoven. Since December 6, 2005 until June 20, 2006, [victim 1] was registered on the address [address] in Utrecht. The address [address] in Utrecht is the address of the mother of [suspect].

[Involved person 1], the mother of [suspect], testified to the examining judge that [victim 1], after she had arrived in the Netherlands, went to live in a house in Bilthoven. [Victim 1] once lived temporarily in her home, in the period that [victim 1] and [suspect] were already divorced. [Victim 1] has also lived temporarily with [involved person 3], with [involved person 4] and with [involved person 5].

[Involved person 2] has testified to the examining judge that [victim 1] often resided in the house of the mother of [suspect], and she was quite one of the family there. [Victim 1] also lived with [involved person 3], with [involved person 4] and with [involved person 6].

[Involved person 7] has testified to the examining judge that [victim 1] has lived with him and his wife in 2006-2007, in the period that [suspect] was imprisoned.

Violence and threats
[Involved person 8] has testified to the examining judge that [victim 1] was maltreated by her husband and he saw that she always had a bruise somewhere.

[Involved person 9] has testified to the examining judge that he saw wounds near the eye of [victim 1], a cut near her nose and he has seen that her nose was crooked.

During a conversation on September 17, 2009, in the presence of the police, [victim 1] shouted in the direction of [suspect] "you are a cancer pimp, you beat me to play whore".

[Involved person 10] (work name [involved person 10]) has testified to the police that she got to know [victim 1] (work name [name]) when they both worked on the Zandpad and that she knew that the husband of [victim 1] was her pimp. When [victim 1] stayed with her in Amsterdam [victim 1] told her that she was beaten by her husband when she didn't work enough hours, says [involved person 10]. [Victim 1] also told her that she was anally raped by her husband.

In December 1996 (comment by Donkey: don't they mean 2006?) [victim 1] sought contact with the police and she told that [suspect] threatened her with death via telephone. She tells that she is scared to death.

[Victim 1] has testified that her work name on the Zandpad was [name].
Formulieren Overdracht Zandpad (= transfer forms Zandpad) are used by relief workers of the Huiskamer Aanloopproject Prostituees (HAP = living room of visitors project for prostitutes) to report details of prostitutes on the Zandpad in Utrecht, who visited the office of the HAP. The mentioned forms include the following among other things:
-Friday, November 26, 200(4) (remark by the court: year not very well readable, but by paying attention to the combination of date/day of the week, it should be 2004):
[name] (a Moroccan female) had stitches above her right eye and the eye had been thick and blue, had a conflict with her husband, is married to him for seven years.
-June 17, 2005: [name] has broken her right leg. She was asked if her husband had anything to do with it. No, this time it wasn't.
-March 3, 2006: [name] (a Moroccan female) was back... She is divorced from her husband, he maltreated her. We did see M with eyes that had been beaten black, and we have seen stitches.

On November 20, 2004 patient [victim 1] came to the Diakonessenhuis with a wound on her forehead which continued until her right eyebrow. The wound has been stitched.

Bare head
[Victim 1] has testified that the suspect shaved her head bare with a knife. This should have been in the period around the marriage of [involved person 6] and [involved person 11]. [Involved person 11] has testified to the examining judge that on October 23, 2003 she married with [involved person 6] and that she knew [victim 1] a couple of days then. On her wedding [victim 1] had short hair, a little bit like a boyish haircut. She could just put her hair behind her ears. She could remember that [victim 1] had long hair before that.

Hot spoons
The suspect will be acquitted of the segment of the accusation of fact 4, that is about the pushing/bringing of hot spoons under the feet/sole, because the supporting evidence is lacking in the file and the own testimony of [victim 1] about this is inconsistent.

Balcony/open window
The suspect will be acquitted of the segment of the accusation of fact 4, that is about the pushing off the balcony and/or through an open window, because the testimony of [victim 1] is not unambiguous regarding this point and there is insufficient evidence of this part in the file.

Rape
[Involved person 10] (work name [involved person 10]) has testified to the police that [victim 1] has told her that she was raped by her husband in her anus.
[Victim 2] has testified to the examining judge that she was also raped by the suspect.

Transport
Officer [officer 1] has testified to the examining judge that he has seen once or twice that [suspect] dropped off [victim 1] on the parking lot opposite the Zandpad.

The number of working hours
[Involved person 7] has testified to the examining judge that [victim 1] worked starting from around 9 o'clock until 16.00 hours or 17.00 hours.

Income that was handed over
[Involved person 8] has testified to the examining judge that [victim 1] must have earned money like gold with her work, because she was occupied often. She didn't have money, not even for a pack of cigarettes. She lived at the expenses of family and friends. He himself paid her €100 on average and he has calculated that she must have gathered at least 2 million.

The landlord [involved person 12] of the building [address] in Utrecht, where the suspect wanted to establish an eating-house/catering firm named [name], has testified that [suspect] paid the rent in the beginning and that after this, a girlfriend of his, who said she was his wife, paid the rent.

[Victim 2] has testified the following: One day he said he had a Moroccan woman in his service in Utrecht. She worked at the little boats. He told that the work yielded approximately €1000 per day.

A limited control of the Dutch language
[Involved person 3] has testified to the examining judge that [victim 1] had no education and that she couldn't read and write.

[Involved prison 8] has testified to the examining judge that [victim 1] spoke Dutch poorly. She could make clear if things went well or bad with her. Within a long story it was difficult to separate cause and effect. She lagged behind in her development, she picked up little Dutch. She also knew little about the Netherlands.

(Use of) drugs
[Involved person 7] has testified that drugs has been found with [victim 1] and that he has seen her using alcohol.

[Involved person 6] sometimes did smell alcohol coming from [victim 1] and he once saw ponypacks with her in the period that she stayed at his place, during the summer of 2009.

[Victim 4] testified that [victim 1] drank a lot of alcohol and used drugs.

Family doctor [involved person 13] testifies that in his record about [victim 1], who was his patient since 2000 until December 2005, the following can be retrieved:
October 25, 2005… Stopped using drugs. Has no counselling. Husband is imprisoned.

In a supervised situation
Family doctor [involved person 14] testifies about twenty facts in the system about [victim 1] in the period between December 7, 2005 until November 18, 2009, and declares "to conclude, I can tell you that the patient [victim 1] always had somebody with her when she came for consultation."

[Involved person 8] testifies that he has been phoned by the husband of [name]. He said that he should stay away from her.

4.3.3. [Victim 2]

The court considers it to be lawfully and convincingly proven that the suspect committed various variants of human trafficking regarding [victim 2]. First of all, the court relies on the testimonies of [victim 2]. From these testimonies the following is shown.

[Victim 2] has met the suspect [suspect] in the summer of 2008. In July 2008 he asked her to marry him. After [suspect] departed to the Netherlands again, he phoned her with the announcement that she had to learn the Dutch language. [Suspect] would send money and [victim 2] enrolled at a school in Tanger. The money for the Dutch lessons was transferred to [victim 2] in the name of [fellow suspect]. At the end of December 2008 [victim 2] had finished the course and she did the exam in Rabat. This examination fee was also paid for her in the name of [fellow suspect]. The course lasted three months in total. She couldn't read and write the Dutch language. In Morocco [victim 2] had been on school for five years. She could read Arabic, but she couldn't write it.

[Suspect] has told to [victim 2] that he submitted an application for a residence permit in name of [fellow suspect]. The marriage would however be in the name of [suspect]. [Suspect] told her that he was afraid that her explication for a residence permit would be declined, because he didn't satisfy the requirement of the minimum wage.
[Suspect] told to [victim 2] that he had no money to come to Morocco to draw up the marriage certificate. Because [victim 2] wasn't allowed by her father to depart without a marriage certificate, the marriage certificate has been drawn up via mutual mandates.
[Fellow suspect] came from the Netherlands to Morocco to travel to the Netherlands together with [victim 2]. On April 2, 2009 [victim 2] arrived in Belgium together with [fellow suspect] and they were awaited by [suspect].

[Suspect] told her that he would give her a tour through Europe. He has shown her a club in Houten and he once took her to Amsterdam. After they had been in Amsterdam, he asked her if she could do that work. Since then, he brought her to the windows every time, to look. One day he said that he had a Moroccan woman in his service in Utrecht. She worked at the little boats. He told to [victim 2] that the work yielded approximately €1000 per day. Since that moment, he forced her to do that work. [Suspect] told her that she had to work, so they could buy a car and build a house in Morocco. He also told her that he had agreed with [fellow suspect] to bring her to the Netherlands for a lot of money, and that he had no money to pay [fellow suspect] back. He told her that if he wouldn't pay [fellow suspect], then [fellow suspect] would stop the residence of [victim 2] in the Netherlands. He also threatened to send her back to Morocco if she wouldn't do this work. According to [suspect], the problem was solved if she would work in prostitution for three or four months, so that [fellow suspect] could be paid back.

One day, [suspect] took her to Utrecht. He spoke there with people of the office of the little boats. On the day that [victim 2] received her residence pass, on June 9, 2009, [suspect] contacted the boss of the Zandpad. After this, he ordered her to go to this boss to let herself be registered. Via a telephone she received instructions from [suspect] how she had to walk and what she had to say to him. On June 11, 2009 [victim 2] started working as a prostitute.
At home, [victim 2] was trained for the work. A role-play then took place and [suspect] acted as a client. When [victim 2] burst out laughing, she received many beatings. He learned her the meaning of words like 'blowjob', 'fuck' and 'anal'. He told her in what way she had to sit behind the window. He ordered her to sell herself. When she said that she wouldn't do that, she received beatings.
On her first workday, [suspect] gave her instructions. He brought her to work every day. He dropped her off far away from the place of the work location, because he didn't want to be seen with her by the police.

The first week she worked approximately 4 or 5 days. The last three months she worked approximately every day. She worked a different number of hours a day. When there had been many clients, she left earlier. When there had been few clients, then she stayed longer. The goal was to earn €1000 per day. She also had to work when she was menstruating.
The money that [victim 2] earned she gave to [suspect]. He demanded the money from her.
[Victim 2] has told that [suspect] often maltreated her. Most of the time the maltreatment took place when she didn't earn enough. When he maltreated her, he sometimes snatched her passport. He once grabbed her by the neck and squeezed it. [Suspect] forced her to have sex with him, three or four times a day. When she didn't want that, then he raped her.
At the moments that [victim 2] refused to work, [suspect] phoned to her family and he said that she didn't cook for him, didn't want to listen and didn't want to go to bed with him. He also threatened to phone to her father and to say that she was a whore and that she worked in prostitution. This was the reason for [victim 2] to keep working in prostitution.
Every week [victim 2] received a new telephone from [suspect] and a new card. [Suspect] then also took a new telephone himself. He said that he did that, because otherwise the police could wiretap him. [Suspect] then entered his number into the telephone. There were no other numbers in the telephone. Once during an inspection by the police at the workplace of [victim 2] the telephone was open. [Suspect] was on the phone at that moment.

In the opinion of the court, the credibility of the story of [victim 2] is supported by the testimony of [victim 1] which has been found credible and which has described similar developments.

The court finds supporting evidence in the testimony of the suspect during the session of the court of March 7, 2011:
I have had a relationship with [victim 2]. I married [victim 2] on April 22, 2009. The marriage certificate has been drawn up in Morocco. I received the authorisation to marry.
[Victim 2] came to the Netherlands as the partner of [fellow suspect]. She came to the Netherlands in the beginning of 2009.
We have lived together on my address, [address] in Houten.
[Victim 2] has also worked in prostitution. That was in 2009. Halfway 2009, she went working in prostitution. At that moment, we already had a relationship.
I had a terrible debt. There were threats to be evicted from home. My female administrator has made an arrangement. That was in the period that [victim 2] was together with me. I paid off the debt with a fixed amount of money per month.
In November 2009, I simply wanted to get rid of [victim 2].
Concerning the Zandpad: I did bring her and pick her up. I've done that. I know that there are cameras. My car is in my own name.
I did drop by sometimes.
I was registered in her telephone as 'liefje' (sweetheart). We phoned often. Once we were on the telephone and then she was visited by the police. She then left the phone opened. With an open line, that has happened once.
It varied how many days per week she worked, up to 5 days per week. Starting from approximately 9.30 hours until 15.00 hours, 16.00 hours or 17.00 hours.
When she was menstruating, she worked every now and then.

Aside from that, the court finds supporting evidence, also for [victim 2]'s testimony where it deviates from what the suspect testifies, in the following:

Marriage
From the marriage certificate, that has been translated from Arabic, it turns out that a marriage has been celebrated between [suspect] and [victim 2] by way of mutual authorisations. It also turns out from this certificate that the foreign divorce of [suspect] has been confirmed by the court in Assilah on December 3, 2008. The declaration of authorisation of the marriage certificate is dated April 22, 2009.

Authorisation for a temporary residence/residence permit
On January 21, 2009, [fellow suspect] made a request for an authorisation for a temporary residence for [victim 2] at the Immigratie en Naturalisatiedienst (IND = immigration and naturalisation service). On February 26, 2009, [fellow suspect] signed a questionnaire for an authorisation for a temporary residence, with a handwritten explanation concerning their relationship.
On March 23, 2009, [victim 2] has made a request for an authorisation for a temporary residence at the Dutch embassy in Rabat and on the same day a positive decision has been made regarding that.
On May 19, 2009, a residence permit has been granted until April 21, 2010.

Trip to the Netherlands
The witness [fellow suspect] has testified during the session of the court that he made a request for [victim 2] for an authorisation for a temporary residence at the IND, he arranged an airline ticket for her and he accompanied her during the trip from Morocco to the Netherlands. In Belgium they were picked up by [suspect] from the airport.

Living address in the Netherlands
From the data from the municipal basis administration it follows that [victim 2] was registered since April 21, 2009 on the [address] in Oudewater. Since July 9, 2009, [victim 2] was registered on the address [address] in Houten.

Prostitution
[Victim 2] has rented boat 140 on the Zandpad in Utrecht starting from June 11, 2009 until November 5, 2009.

Violence
[involved person 15] has testified to the police that around the summer of 2009 a woman came living with the man next door on the [address] in Houten. He remembers very well that in the summer months of 2009 he regularly heard sounds from which he could derive that they had sex. He found it strange that when the neighbour and his girlfriend finished having sex, the neighbour subsequently talked the whole night to her with a raised voice.

Money
[Victim 1] has testified the following - soberly represented. [Victim 2] has said that she didn't go working, that she wouldn't give the money. He wants all the money. [Victim 2] had to work and give the money. [Victim 2] said that she didn't want to work and didn't want to give the money.

The court also believes it is plausible that [victim 2] had to hand over her earned money to the suspect. After all, bringing and keeping [victim 2] in prostitution is logically not a separate goal. Aside from that, this must be viewed in mutual connection with the fact that also regarding [victim 1] it has been proven that she had to hand over her earned money to the suspect.

Residence permits
On July 22, 2009 [victim 2] is stopped at the Rondweg in Houten. She has been brought home by the officers, where she cannot show her passport, because she supposedly lost that. [Victim 2] showed her medical insurance card to the officers.

Inspection
On June 18, 2009, [victim 2] was inspected at her workplace by the police. During that inspection she was phoned four times on her mobile telephone.

On July 15, 2009, [victim 2] was inspected at her workplace by the police. One of the officers sees a telephone lying on the bed and the officer sees that there is an open telephone connection. The telephone connection is broken by the officer. After the officers had left, they saw that [suspect] entered the room of [victim 2].

In the telephone of [victim 2] were 2 telephone numbers, including a number stored as 'liefje' (sweetheart). During the inspection by the police on September 24, 2009 her telephone rang three times, and during all three times the word 'liefje' appeared in the display as the name of the person who phoned.

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The suspect married [victim 1] when she was still a child. He then brought her to the Netherlands. She didn't speak Dutch and apart from that, she was also isolated and vulnerable because of her minimal education and limited development, far away from her own family and acquaintances. The counsel for the defence has itself submitted documents from which it can be derived that furthermore [victim 1] had an unstable personality.
[Victim 1] apparently trusted on it that the suspect - as her partner - would offer her a new future, but she has been betrayed by the suspect in that respect. The suspect's family, in which she was admitted, did not resist or barely resisted the acts of the suspect, they even partly supported him.
The suspect has put [victim 1], when she just had become 18 years old, to work on the Zandpad. To bring and to keep [victim 1] in prostitution, the suspect didn't shy away of any means: he implemented violence and he threatened with violence against herself and the persons she loves and he forced her to use drugs.
By doing this, he did make sure that she stayed isolated, so that he could keep her under control and she couldn't or hardly could appeal to social workers for example.
Only when the suspect stayed imprisoned for a long time since August 2005, [victim 1] somewhat succeeded in struggling out of his influence, in any case in such a way, that in 2007 she visited her family in Spain. Later on, she even dared to ask, when she was pregnant, to hand over only a part of her earnings.
As happens more often when one of the means of exploitation is an affectionate relationship feigned by the pimp, [victim 1] has returned to the suspect again, more often than she herself could understand. She also partly attributes it to sorcery. Aside from that, she felt that because of the continued existence of her Moroccan marriage with the suspect, she was forced to return to him (again and again).
The court can also explain her return to the suspect and to the life that wasn't wished by her, like one of the witnesses has done: "[victim 1]'s work was her life because she didn't have a life beyond that … in some situations you do something because you have no better alternatives".
The court adds to this that the suspect took away the other and earlier life from [victim 1], by bringing her in a situation that estranged her from her family and that made impossible a further life in her country of origin.

When [victim 1] withdraws herself from the influence of the suspect, the suspect searches for and finds a new victim in [victim 2].
She is already at the end of her twenties and - also because of this - a lot more independent than [victim 1]. Nevertheless, she also lets herself be persuaded by the suspect's wish to marry her and she resigns later on, in the Netherlands, to the exploitation as a prostitute by the suspect, caused by the violence exerted by him, the threats and the other means of exerting pressure.
She also stands alone in a world of which she doesn't know the language and she detests the customs.
Even sharper is the contrast with the suspect, who manipulates the people and authorities, the welfare authorities and the complaints commission of the police, the Moroccan government and the IND, the latter to remove [victim 2] from the Netherlands at the moment that she also releases herself from the suspect.

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Concerning the immaterial damage, reference is made to a report of the family doctor concerning [victim 2] and a testimony of the social worker of GGZ Breburg. From these documents, it turns out that [victim 2] suffered severe psychological damage, which resulted in an attempted suicide.
(The lawyer) A Koopsen has explained during the session of the court that [victim 2] still views suicide as the only solution. She uses an antidepressant, which - in connection with her own safety - is kept safe by the woman next door. She is continuously vigilant and sees no future for herself anymore. The relationship with her parents is heavily disturbed. She lost everything because of this: her country, her family and her faith.