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Already 110 case-files have been opened for victims of loverboys at Payoke

GVA 10/10/2019 – When Antwerp rapper Soufiane Eddyani dedicated a song to his friend ‘Moreno’ early this year, who was convicted of forcing a 15-year-old girl into prostitution, the phenomenon of teenage pimps received much attention. A few months earlier, Payoke, the non-profit organization that fights against human trafficking from Antwerp, had received Flemish money to map the problem and to take care of the victims. Today the counter is at 110 registrations. “The tip of the iceberg,” says director Klaus Vanhoutte. “Seek and you shall find. Teenage pimps are not a purely Antwerp, metropolitan problem. They are everywhere. ”