One Icelander and five Lithuanians have been charged by the State Prosecutor for enslaving a Lithuanian girl who was forced into prostitution in Lithuania and then forcefully moved to Iceland for the same purpose. Before she was moved to Iceland her hair was cut and colored and her documents forged.
According to the State Prosecutor the girl was forced into prostitution, her freedom was taken away in Lithuania and then she was moved to Iceland. The six men who moved her to Iceland and came to fetch her at Keflavík International Airport did so for the purpose of enslaving her and exploiting her sexually.
The girl was enslaved in Lithuania and forced into prostitution there. She was driven from the city Panevezys in Lithuania to Warsaw in Poland. From there she flew to Iceland on Friday, October 9. Before she was sent her hair was cut and colored and a photo was taken of her which was put into her documents. Her passport was forged and her airline ticket was under a different name.
In Warsaw she first got to know that she was being sent to Iceland where she knew no one. She was totally helpless and dependent on the individuals who had taken away her freedom and forces her to prostitute herself. She could not turn back to Lithuania.
Three of the Lithuanians went to fetch her upon her arrival at Keflavík International Airport. That did not happen because she was detained by police upon arriving. She was in police custody and then in the care of social authorities in the town of Reykjanesbaer.
The five Lithuanians found the girl close to where she was staying, just after midnight October 13. She was taken and moved to an apartment in Hafnarfjördur, supplied by the Icelander. There she stayed for two days. On Thursday night, October 15, she was taken to a Hotel in the center of Reykjavík, where she was left.
The punishment for enslaving a person can be up to eight years in prison.
The girl is demanding 3.8 million ISK in damages from the men.
The five Lithuanians will be in protective custody until January 26 but the Icelander has been released.