The Dutch police have closed down the websites of two escort websites, zuzana.com and pleasure-escort.nl on January 11, 2011. The escort websites were suspected of involvement in human trafficking. Two suspects were detained for questioning. European news sources and press releases issued from Dutch police report as follows:
The police have also issued an international arrest warrant for a 37-year-old man said to have set up zuzana.com eight years ago. He is also wanted by the police in France, where he has already been sentenced to four years in jail for human trafficking.
The police have sent a text message to around 1300 mobile telephones from which the escort agencies have been contacted. The message warns that the sites offer escorts who are thought to be human trafficking victims. It also asks for cooperation in the investigation.
The two website addresses now link to a police site stating:
“This agency is associated with human trafficking.”
Zuzana.com mainly offered Eastern European women as escorts at 200 euros an hour, however 2% were male escorts which also posted on the site offering services to other male clients. The escorts work in the pornography industry or as photographic models. The escorts related in their profiles they traveled throughout Europe and the United States, spending a week at a time in a hotel or apartments, spending time with clients on vacations among other details.
More on the story in at: Official Dutch Police Press Release (english)