Reykjavík District Court found no evidence that human trafficking was involved in the suspected cases of purchasing sex reported yesterday, which is currently being handled by the court, ruv.is reports.
As reported, 40 individuals have been accused of purchasing sexual services in downtown Reykjavík. The men are said to be of varying ages and mostly Icelandic.
The police had suspected that trafficking may have been involved but it was not possible to prove it. Guðmundur Baldursson, head of the investigation division on organized crime at the Suðurnes Police, Southwest Iceland, said that they had suspected that a woman had brought young women to Iceland for the purpose of prostitution.
The woman, who is in her 30s and of foreign origin, was held by police during the investigation but has since left the country. It was not possible to prove that she had been involved in trafficking. The prostitution allegedly took place in downtown Reykjavík but not always at the same location.