The prosecutor was very clear when she demanded the penalty against a 34-year old man from Eindhoven and his 25-year old half-brother from Helmond. Thirty months for the man from Eindhoven and 15 months for his co-accused. According to the prosecution, all the whatsapp messages and telephone taps indicate that the two men forced their partners into prostitution.
The women had to have sex with different men between 2010 and 2014 and then had to give their earnings from this to their boyfriends. They stayed with their partners out of love, but mostly out of fear. They were intimidated with verbal threats and threats of physical abuse.
The man from Eindhoven was the only accused present in court. His co-accused did not show up. The man denied all allegations. According to him, there was no case of forced prostitution. His partner chose to do so. She is demanding EUR 160 000 in compensation from the suspect for earned income from her work.