The UK’s Daily Record is reporting that two African men in their 20s were trafficked into Glasgow, Scotland to be used as gay sex slaves. Although more than 700 women have been trafficked into the UK to be used as sex slaves, most men who are transported there are almost always done so for manual labor. This is the Scotland’s first known case of male sex slave trafficking, but sex worker outreach experts are afraid there may be more.
The two men discovered so far were victims of separate incidents. One was forced to take part in pornography. The other was sold for sex. Both the men were held captive in Glasgow, and both were brought into Scotland for manual labor but were forced into sex acts.
Julian Heng, who manages a support project for male prostitutes, said his organisation were called in to help the men.
He said: “We have had a couple of requests for telephone support for professionals who were supporting two separate cases of men who had been trafficked into the country.
“They weren’t asylum seekers or refugees, they had actually been trafficked into Scotland from Africa.”
The man who had been forced into pornography managed to escape last year and was flown home. The second case discovered within the last three months, but no further information was provided.