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vf84tcat Post time: 2014-2-22 07:33
So you're unable to produce any examples?
Grim tale of a Dutch child prostitute that has put exploitation back up the political agenda
A book telling the story of Maria Mosterd, a Dutch child prostitute who was controlled by a pimp from the age of 12, has forced the subject of exploitation up the political agenda in Holland.
9:23AM BST 18 Aug 2009
The schoolgirl was spotted on her first day of secondary school by an older boy who attended the technology college next door who set out to become her "loverboy", a type of pimp who targets very young girls.
"Loverboys" are usually in their 20s and single out vulnerable girls, often from middle-class homes, and spend weeks acting as their boyfriend and lavishing gifts and attention before forcing them to sleep with other men.
In the case of Miss Mosterd, now 20, from Zwolle, she was first pushed into prostitution at just 12 when her lover boy Manou plied her with cannabis, beat her and took her to a house where she was forced to have sex with two men.
He told her: "You'll do well, you're the right size, you're well taken care of, they like that."
The book of her describing her four-year ordeal, Real Men Don't Eat Cheese, was a best-seller, a film is in pre-production and it has rallied police, teachers, parents and politicians to confront the growing phenomenon of "loverboys".
What makes Miss Mosterd's story even more shocking is that her caring mother Lucie, a drama teacher, had no inkling of what was happening because Manou forced her to carry out the sordid secret life in school hours.
Manou would take her out of class and deliver her to different houses, being careful to always provide her with a change of clothes so her mother would not smell the cannabis smoke and deliver her back home at 5pm in time for dinner.
There were rapes and beatings and she was forced to single out other girls and deliver drugs and guns in her school bag, with Manou counting on the fact that police never noticed "a sweet little girl".
"Manou had regular customers. Some were fathers, family men, company directors, school directors," she said.
This lifestyle continued for four years, during which time Miss Mosterd received no money, but was given limitless cannabis.
It only stopped when a teacher finally confronted her about her truancy.
In response, Miss Mosterd disclosed a part-truth about a recent ordeal where she had been promised a "surprise" which had turned out to be a gang rape.
Shockingly, to her desensitised mind, it did not seem too terrible and she was surprised by the reaction she got.
"I couldn't work out why the teacher and then my mother made such a drama of it. By then it was all normal to me," she said.
Her Mother is angry both that the school failed to tell her about the truancy and that she did not know what was going on.
"If it could happen to me as a mother, it could happen to anyone," she said. "Maria would always shower when she came in, but I thought she was sweaty from cycling home. She never went out at night. I didn't know what was going on in school time," she said.