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Woman who came to UAE to take up maid’s job forced into prostitution (United Arab Emirates)

August 1, 2012

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Source: The National DUBAI // A woman was forced into prostitution and raped after coming to the UAE to accept a maid’s job, the criminal court heard today. The 27-year-old Bangladeshi LB arrived at Dubai International Airport on November 20 last year after asking for help in finding a job from a family friend and […]

Sex for a chapatti! (Uganda)

July 31, 2012

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 Source Daidos wonder branch that was shut down Inside Makindye’s bold, brooding brothel In a country where drug-trafficking is illegal, you would not expect to find a shop advertising cocaine and marijuana or heroin. Similarly, in a city with some of Africa’s prominent cathedrals and mosques, a city where, moreover, prostitution is a police case, […]

Three minor girls file lawsuit against Backpage.com, allege site forced them into underage prostitution (U.S.)

July 30, 2012

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Source TACOMAThe lawsuit was filed in Pierce County Superior Court July 30A lawsuit was filed Monday in Pierce County Superior Court on behalf of three teenage girls against Backpage.com. The lawsuit contends the girls were advertised and sold as prostitutes for the website’s “escort” service. Two of the girls were 13 years old and the […]

Women locked in filthy sex cells (Northern Ireland)

July 29, 2012

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Source:Londonderry Sentinel YOUNG women are being locked in filthy cell-like rooms in Londonderry and forced to have sex with up to 40 men a day, DUP MLA Jim Wells has claimed. Mr Wells said that at any given time, there are between 170 and 180 victims of sex trafficking in Northern Ireland. He made the […]

New laws to protect child sex trade victims in Florida (U.S.)

July 29, 2012

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»  Comments | Post a Comment New Florida laws Two bills signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott impose tougher penalties on criminals who engage in human trafficking, The laws also provide more support for sexually trafficked children. They take effect Jan. 1: Sexual Exploitation (Florida Safe Harbor Act) Increases the maximum fine for someone […]

Escaping the sex trade

July 29, 2012

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Source Tampa Tribune Connie Rose was prostituted out by her father when she was a teenager. Now she helps children also caught in trafficking. She was a 15-year-old runaway who just wanted to go home. A woman at a bus stop offered her help and a place to stay. The woman’s friend, Eric “Santana” Bell, […]

Enslaved by human trafficking

July 29, 2012

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    Source MARY BETH SCHWEIGERT Staff Writer   Things weren’t going so well at home, the teenage girl confided to her new online friend. Come stay with me, he offered. I’ll take care of you. I’ll help you find a job. The plan sounded like a welcome escape to the girl, who had never […]