‘I was a slave’: Nigerian women escape sexual bondage in Italy

BY JASON BERRY, THE GROUNDTRUTH PROJECT

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CASERTA, Italy — She is 32 and demure, with a poise that belies the image of a woman who was enslaved for five years in a Nigerian prostitution ring on the outskirts of Naples, the raffish Mediterranean port city 22 miles south of Caserta.

She has been through a living nightmare, like so many of the 120,000 women who now work as prostitutes in Italy.

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