France’s Hotel Carlton pimping trial hears about lives of Lille prostitutes

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The women, some of whom had been abused as children, were passed around men in hotel rooms, apartments and as 'dessert' at business lunches.

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The Hotel Carlton pimping trial in Lille has heard of the power exerted by older men and business figures over destitute women in the northern French city, some of whom had been abused as children, and who found themselves passed around men in hotel rooms, apartments and as the “dessert course” at business lunches, reports The Guardian.