Greek women forced into prostitution for ‘the cost of a sandwich’ because of country’s debt crisis


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Desperate: Women in Greece are being forced into the sex trade for as little as $2

By: Richard Wheatstone/UK Mirror

Women in Greece are being forced to sell their bodies for sex for as little as the cost of a sandwich because of the country’s crippling dept crisis.

A new report reveals how more women are working as prostitutes and many are selling sex for as little as 2 dollars.

Report author Gregory Lazos of Panteion University in Athens said there are now around 18,500 sex workers in Greece.

He added the going rate for sex has tumbled from $53(US) before the country’s financial crisis.

Professor Lazos told The Times: “Some women just do it for a cheese pie, or a sandwich they need to eat because they are hungry.

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“These cases — about 400 — may be nominal compared with the thousands of other sex workers operating nationwide, but they never existed as a trend until the financial crisis.

“Factor in the growing number of girls who drift in and out of the trade, depending on their needs, and the total number of female prostitutes is startling.”

The Greek academic’s findings suggest that Greek women now dominate 80 per cent of the sex trade industry, where the majority of prostitutes used to original from eastern Europe.

Only ten of the country’s estimated 525 brothels are thought to be operating with a legal license.

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