Sarah Benson: Global sex trade worth billions brings traffickers and pimps to our shores
The sex trade in Ireland today is thriving and pervasive. It is happening in apartments, hotel rooms and premises in even the smallest village in Ireland – right now.
The movement of prostitution from the cities to more rural locations has been a feature of the sex trade for some time now. This is facilitated by the manner in which organisation of prostitution has become increasingly mobile, using phones and internet sites to advertise and operate. This allows organisers to remain at arms-length and more difficult to detect.
This small island remains a destination for traffickers, pimps and procurers from all corners of the globe.