A student at the University of Sussex has spoken out about the shocking situation of sexual
slavery in her local area. During the Easter holidays, she was discovered in a flat rented from a
student. She is not the only victim, as three Hungarian criminals and one British woman have
been jailed for trafficking sex slaves. In January, five others were sentenced to jail and made
PS20,000 a week by exploiting prostitutes. The court heard how girls aged as young as 17 were
forced to have sex with 15 men a day. Many of the women recruited were from deprived parts of
Hungary and told to work in the massage industry.

Sexual Slavery in Sussex


Sex workers‘ outreach project Sussex set up stalls at freshers’ fairs and offered help to students.
They attended events on the Brighton and Eastborne campuses. The stalls were criticized by
feminist campaigners and law reform group Justice for Women. The University of Brighton,
however, said it would launch an investigation into the matter. It has also apologised to the
students, saying it does not promote sex work among students.


Despite the high standards of care workers, care homes are still welcoming sex workers to
provide sex services to vulnerable guests. A third party consultant has been appointed to
oversee these sessions, and care workers say the sex workers offer a therapeutic service. The
care workers are not alone in this, however. East Sussex County Council has launched an
investigation into allegations of abuse and exploitation. They say the services are therapeutic.