Crime and Court news / Society

Juvenile prostitution under investigation in Italy

After the discover of a ring of teenager prostitutes in the uptown Roman district of Parioli, the Italian Police and District Attorney’s Offices are investigating to assess whether this a widespread phenomenon on a national scale.

According to the results of the initial investigations, at least in some Italian schools young girls routinely offer sexual services in the bathrooms in exchange for gifts or money. They are called “ragazze doccia” (“shower girls”).

The Italian Criminal Code forbids accepting sexual services from prostitutes under 18, while usually you can even sex with a person which is over 13 (even over 12 in some cases).

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