It was a posh house with a long drive and inside groups of men were waiting for her and a dozen other girls. Typically, the bidders gather in motorway lay-bys or service station carparks. It seemed like an awful lot, but the price went up. Some did not bother and just looked. He pays for her food, rent, clothes, condoms and make-up. Jailed pimps have been known, upon release, to track down the girl who betrayed them.
Colleagues in the Balkans oblige by rounding up women, not always against their will, and holding auctions, says Miriam Lani, who helps former prostitutes for the charity Caritas in Rome.
Auctions for sex: Europe's thriving slavery industry
Albanian gangs have taken over prostitution and rewritten the rules to make it an industry that is bigger, bolder and more brutal. After Bailey's ex-boyfriend, who originally told her he would wait until marriage to have sex, broke her heart and cheated on her numerous times, she decided she didn't want to wait anymore. WOMEN are being sold off in "slave auctions" in the arrivals lounges of British airports, say authorities desperate to crack down on the burgeoning trade in trafficking humans. That was in November. The biggest surprise is not that we're getting a lot of bidders, we expected that. Frightened By midnight Angela is gone from Via Salaria, but other prostitutes know of her.