Friday, January 19, 2007

Turkey: Gang Forced Mentally Disabled Women into Prostitution

TURKEY -- With concurrent operations held in Malatya, Gaziantep, Diyarbakır and Elazığ on Wednesday, police have captured a gang who was accused of forcing mentally disordered teenage girls for prostitution.

Police have captured 15 suspects.

According to an information obtained, Elazığ security directorate officers had been following the gang members for the last 4 months. The operation which is called "Impact-2" has started when police detected all of their addresses.

With raids organized concurrently in four cities, police have captured 15 suspects.

Suspects are now under arrest for establishing an organization for prostitution and forcing women to have sex with men for money. It was learned that some of the girls the gang was employing were in fact mentally disabled teenagers.


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