Virginity sold in alleged sex ring run by teens
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Two teenagers, including a 13-year-old, stand accused of forcing other teenagers to sell their virginity to wealthy men.
Ha Thanh X., a 14-year-old victim in the child prostitution ring headed by Hoang Thu Trang, 17, and Hoang Hong H., 13. Photo: Dan Tri
Police in Cao Loc District, in northern Lang Son Province said July 4 they broke up a child prostitution ring headed by two local girls, Hoang Thu Trang, 17, and Hoang Hong H., 13.
Investigators said Trang and H. trafficked five to seven elementary students between age 12 and 15.
Men reportedly paid VND10 million (US$500) to VND20 million (US$1,000) per appointment, while the two suspects pocketed two thirds of the cash.
Hoang Thu Trang has been charged with prostituting children, police said, but children under 14 are immune from prosecution.
All prositution is illegal in Vietnam.