Ex-referee remanded

A former soccer referee was remanded in custody on Thursday over his link to the case of the sexual abuse and pimping of a 12-year-old girl from the Athens district of Kolonos. 

Mother of 12-year-old sex-trafficking victim to remain in custody

An Athens court on Tuesday rejected a request for release from pretrial custody of the mother of a 12-year-old victim of rape and sexual exploitation.

The decision was unanimous, with the judges on the Council of Misdemeanors ruling that the 37-year-old woman is facing serious charges, including of profiting from the pimping of her daughter and other related offenses.

The new oligarchs

Greece is at serious risk of becoming a lot like Ukraine in terms of seeing its media and public affairs slipping into the hands of a small group of new oligarchs who will make the maligned old guard seem like nice guys.

Sex in the city of Athens: The red-light districts have moved (video)

Hookers and transvestites would line up around Syngrou Avenue or at the backstreets of the National Theater at Omonoia.  They’d enter luxury cars and chide young rookies going on joy rides. Then, suddenly the pulsating streets around Panteio, began to empty. Shops shut down, and unemployment caused young men looking for paid thrills to diminish. Then there was all that bad press about HIV.

Most prostitutes lured by false promises, trafficking study reveals

Half of the women who end up working in prostitution rings in Greece are lured into them by pimps offering them fake jobs, according to research carried out by the Greek office of the A21 Campaign, a nongovernmental organization that fights human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Strauss-Kahn denies knowledge of prostitutes at sex parties

Former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Feb. 10 denied knowing the women he took part in sex parties with were prostitutes, as he took the stand at his French trial on charges of aggravated pimping.
The silver-haired economist, whose presidential prospects were torpedoed by an earlier sex scandal, appeared tense as he answered questions from the lead judge.