Broadcast in English Broadcast Archive. Three young Germans of Russian origin have been handed lengthy jail sentences for the kidnapping, rape and murder of a prostitute in the Czech Republic. The regional court in the southern German city of Heilbronn found that the three men had planned to sell the sex worker from the Czech border city of Plzen to a brothel in Germany. The judges said the leader of the group hatched the plot because he was 30, euros in debt. They raped and killed the 37 year old woman after failing to beat her into submission, for fear that she would report them to the police. Two of them received life sentences, the third was handed a fifteen year prison sentence. Prague City Hall has won a dragged out case with a local Prague brothel, which threatened in a petition that prostitutes would…. According to official data, around ten Czech women fall victim to sex trafficking each year, but the real number could actually be….
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Prostitution in the Czech Republic is legal, but organized prostitution brothels , prostitution rings, pimping , etc. Ever since the Czechoslovak Velvet Revolution led to the creation of the two independent states Czech Republic and Slovakia , prostitution has been flourishing and has contributed its share to the region's booming tourist economy. It is widespread in Prague and areas near the Republic's western borders with Germany and Austria. According to the Czech Ministry of the Interior, there are over brothels in the Czech Republic, of which are in Prague. Most of the country's prostitution centers in the Northern Bohemia and Western Bohemia regions and in the capital city. Brothels line the country's roads to Austria and Germany, the source of many customers.
German cars are not unusual in the Czech border town of Cheb. By day, the BMWs and Mercedes come to buy cheap cigarettes and alcohol. By 10 p. A black BMW with a German licence plate and a baby chair on the back seat stops at a street corner. The lone driver rolls down the passenger-door window and speaks briefly to the teenage girl standing in the bitter cold. The girl climbs into the car and they disappear into the night. Welcome to the child-prostitution capital of Europe. The men who go to the town know that to have sex with a child, you don't have to take a plane to Thailand, you just need to take your BMW over the border.
One thing that many visitors to the Czech Republic are taken aback by is the amount of prostitution that can be found in the country — a problem that has only been exacerbated by the arrival of a free market economy. This also goes hand in hand with the problem of human trafficking, which is still a very real issue in the country. In the Czech Republic prostitution is not illegal, but unlike other countries there are not even any regulations governing it, such as mandatory health checks. Prostitution is a thriving trade here and Prague has, in fact, acquired quite a name across Europe as a centre for sleaze. Although the cost of sexual encounters is more compared with other East European countries like Lithuania, Poland, Romania or Latvia, the beauty of the Czech women appeals to certain sections of the sex tourist market. A favourite stomping ground for Prostitutes is Wenceslas Square and the surrounding streets. A new trend has recently formed where the sex trade is gradually moving away from the streets into private flats where sex is offered and Escort Agencies also cover a lot of prostitution. Perhaps the areas where prostitution is most visible is on the roads leading to border towns such as Cheb and Dubi, where scores of women can be seen lining the streets clad in skimpy outfits, even during the cold winters. Although it is a torrid life for these women, the government has done very little to counter the problem. The main problem for governments is that they will face the wrath of organized crime should they place regulation on the industry.