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LONDON (Reuters) - Younger and younger girls are being dragged into prostitution because of the global economic crisis, a conference on women's rights was told on Wednesday.

About 21 million people - or three out of 1,000 people globally - are in forced labor, meaning they have been coerced or deceived into jobs which they cannot leave, figures released by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) this year showed.

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TORONTO - When Timea Nagy answered an ad in a Budapest newspaper, she thought she was coming to Toronto to work as a nanny for the summer.

Instead, when the 19-year-old was picked up by three burly men awaiting her at Pearson Airport, she was told she now owed $3,000 for her travel expenses and would have to pay them back by working as a stripper and sex worker.

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TORONTO - When Timea Nagy answered an ad in a Budapest newspaper, she thought she was coming to Toronto to work as a nanny for the summer.

Instead, when the 19-year-old was picked up by three burly men awaiting her at Pearson Airport, she was told she now owed $3,000 for her travel expenses and would have to pay them back by working as a stripper and sex worker.

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For more than a year and a half, three people accused of being members of a Hungarian crime family eluded authorities as their alleged associates were rounded up, prosecuted and convicted of running the largest human trafficking ring in Canadian history.

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Sex trafficking gang jailed

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 21:15

A GANG jailed today for trafficking dozens of Hungarian women into the country to work as prostitutes used Hampshire hotels to ply their trade.

British national Victoria Brown, and Hungarians Mate Puskas, Zoltan Mohacsi and brothers Peter and Istvan Toth trafficked more than 60 women into the country via ports and airports in the south east, including Luton and Gatwick.

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Zsolt stands in front of St Stephen's basilica in Budapest's city centre every night from 8pm until the early hours. His job is to direct passing tourists towards a nearby "gentleman's club".

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The UK's domestic slavery shame

Monday, 09 December 2013 14:00

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In late november, London’s Metropolitan Police announced the rescue of three women allegedly held as slaves in a south London house for as long as 30 years in what were described as “horrific conditions.

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Hungarian traffickers sentenced in Holland

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 14:04

Seven Hungarian citizens have been sentenced to prison ranging between eighteen months to nine years for human trafficking and pimping in Holland, the English-language Dutch news site nltimes.nl reported on Tuesday.

The men aged between 24 and 36 took women to the Netherlands often under false pretenses, forced them into prostitution and exploited them, nltimes.nl reported quoting the Public Prosecutor in The Hague.

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