A Hungarian couple has been sentenced to 12 years each in prison today after being found guilty of trafficking multiple vulnerable women to be used for prostitution.
Robert Attila Majlat and Attilane Majlat were given the sentences after a Maltese court heard they had trafficked women from their home country to work as prostitutes in Malta and profiteered from the vulnerable women.
Among their victims were a mentally disabled woman and a young mother who brought her baby with her and became dependant on her pimps.
The case goes back to 2017, when the trafficked women testified that they had been brought to the island to be prostituted to earn money for the Majlats.
They recounted how they never had to handle money as the Majlats would take all the profits and use some of it to buy them they day-to-day needs.
Shockingly, one of the women said that while she worked as a prostitute, the couple pimping her out would take care of her baby.
The woman said she and her baby lived with the couple, as did other vulnerable women, in their home in St Paul’s Bay. The women would work with their clients in another apartment.
The court heard how the couple had also lived in this way in other countries, such as the Netherlands and Canada.
Magistrate Joe Mifsud presided over the court.