Joran Van Der Sloot Involved in Thai Sex Slave Gang?
Joran Van Der Sloot is in a Peru Prison for the Suspected Murder of Stephany Flores, But He is Also Under Investigation for His Involvement in a Thai Sex Slave Gang
The National Enquirer reports that Joran Van Der Sloot is suspected of being involved in a sex slave gang in Thailand and he is under scrutiny for the disappearances of young women that he recruited for the sex trade overseas.
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Many girls, thought to be in the sex trade, go missing in Thailand every year because they have no legal documents and no one notices if they disappear.
"There are girls who went missing in Bangkok while van der Sloot was there. Thai investigators are looking into whether he might have been involved," said a source with Thai law enforcement.
He lived in Bangkok in 2008 after he fled Aruba where he was questioned in the disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway.
Sources told the Enquirer that Van Der Sloot worked as a recruiter for the sex trade by posing as a man called Murphy Jenkins and said he was a production consultant for a modeling agency. He even had fake business cards that listed the phone number of a friend that agreed to the story.
However, when he contacted a friend back in Holland asking for advice about getting in to the sex trade there, his friend reportedly told journalist Peter R. de Vries, who was the one that set up a sting operation in Bangkok to try and trap Van Der Sloot.
"Joran showed up with several girls he'd recruited by telling them they'd be photo models in Holland. He promised they'd make big money and live a luxurious life," de Vries told The ENQUIRER.
"In reality, his plan was that once they arrived in Holland, they'd be forced into prostitution in Dutch brothels."