Police Investigate Teenage Prostitution in Iceland

23.02.2009 | 11:52

The case of two teenage girls, 13 and 14-years-old, who are believed to have prostituted themselves in exchange for drugs and alcohol, is currently under investigation at the sexual offence department of Iceland’s Capital Region Police.

Björgvin Björgvinsson, senior officer of the sexual offence department, confirmed to Fréttabladid that such a case is being investigated but did not want to discuss the case with the media at this point. The investigation is in the initial stages.

According to the newspaper’s sources, the girls live in the capital region and know each other. Allegedly, school authorities first noticed that something was wrong and notified others of their suspicions.

Cases like these are reported to child protection authorities, who request an investigation from the police’s sexual offence department if deemed necessary.

Fréttabladid recently covered other similar cases; it seems to be increasingly common in Iceland that teenagers prostitute themselves for drugs.

Link to original at Iceland Review


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