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Underage prostitute says she 'wanted too much'

Police release statement of 14-year-old in Rome sex ring

15 November, 18:54
Underage prostitute says she 'wanted too much' (ANSA) - Rome, November 15 - Statements from one of the girls involved in an underage prostitution ring in Rome were released by police Friday, revealing her desire for "too much" money drove her to sell sex. "We want too much. To make all this money either you sell drugs or your body," the youngest of the girls, 14 at the time, told a prosecutor and a psychologist. "I want my own options with money. Either I deal drugs or I do this". Investigators believe several underage girls were involved in the network, and that as many as 20-30 clients paid them for sex in the upscale Parioli neighborhood.

The story made headlines last month when police revealed that two of the girls studied at the same Rome high school and allegedly began working in May after being lured through a social network called 'Bakeca Incontri' (Meetings Bulletin Board).

They allegedly went to school in the morning and worked in the afternoon, making up to 300 euros per client and used the money to supply their pimps, including one of their mothers, with drugs, according to police sources.

Police said Wednesday they have identified between 20 and 30 possible clients, most of whom were well-off.