Romanian woman was trafficked to the UK and forced to work as a sex slave for a decade by a gang that tricked her into thinking she would become a model
- The woman, a Romanian citizen, was removed from the country ten years ago
- Helena was forced to have sex with strangers from the age of 20 for 10 years
- Helena said she got cocaine every day until she became addicted
Leigh Mcmanus for Mailonline
A woman who was lured to the United Kingdom under the false pretext that she had become a model, has spoken out about her time in the British sex industry.
The woman, a Romanian citizen, was removed from the country ten years ago and said that her family would be killed if she did not work in a pop-up brothel.
The woman named Helena was forced to have sex with strangers when she was 20 years old and none of the cash fell when pimps took the £ 120 per hour that customers had paid.
She described her living nightmare & # 39; at The Daily Star and Helena said she got cocaine every day until she eventually became addicted.
The woman, a Romanian citizen, was removed from the country ten years ago and told that her family would be killed if she did not work in a pop-up brothel
She told the newspaper that she & # 39; captured & # 39; and added: "My life in Romania was difficult, but that was nothing compared to what I have experienced in the past ten years. It has been a hell. & # 39;
Helena was duped into posing for sexy photo ?? s after flying to the UK when she was told that she could be a model here.
The photos, which depict her in underwear, were actually placed on a sex site and when she was told that there was no model work, she got a pedestal of £ 3000.
The sum was for a flat in which she was accommodated and her flights.
She said: "Someone who knew our family told me that I was beautiful and could save it in the modeling world.
Her documents were presented by the & # 39; landlord & # 39; taken until she could pay, got a job as & # 39; masseuse & # 39;
"He said there was no chance that I could do it in Romania, but that he could use his connections to get a model contract in England.
I was only 20 and I did not want to wrestle or see my family struggle, so I took the chance.
I thought it was a chance to start a new life. & # 39;
Helena told me how she was taken to a flat by the man and met three other girls who, along with Helena, were told that they had to pay £ 500 a week.
She added that the man told her not to worry about the expensive sum because she would work so much that she could easily cover it.
It was then that her drug trial began. On her second day in the United Kingdom she was taken for a photo shoot in which she was told to pose in lingerie, she told a man she was uncomfortable and gave the self described & # 39; naïve & # 39; young woman taking a pill to relax her & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I thought they were trying to help me, & # 39; she said.
After she was told she had to cough up the £ 3,000, her photo's appeared alongside a pricelist on a prostitution website.
Her documents were presented by the & # 39; landlord & # 39; taken until she could pay, got a job as & # 39; masseuse & # 39 ;.
It turned out that the work was not like a masseuse, but in reality she was duped to have sex with a man after she had been given a white powder to relax her & # 39 ;.
While she's her living nightmare & # 39; to The Daily Star, Helena said she got cocaine every day until she eventually became addicted
& # 39; Then I felt very bad because it was not what I expected. I told them I would not do that again.
& # 39; Then they started to blackmail me.
"They said that if I did not do what they said and would pay my debt, they would kill my entire family in Romania, & # 39; she said.
She got more and more cocaine, which led to a habit that worsened her guilt.
She was eventually rescued when an English customer with underworld links helped her and last year her Romanian kidnappers let her go.
Unfortunately, her story is not unique. It is estimated that about 40% of women trafficked in the UK are Romanian, according to the Global Sex Trade report on organized sexual exploitation.