Human Traffic Watch

It’s sex trafficking, not rape

In Child Sex Trafficking, Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on January 8, 2013 at 11:41 am

Girls are trafficked, forced to have sex with multiple men and given out on a contract basis, starting from Rs.10,000 for four nights, but this is not considered rape.

Meera was just 13 when she was married off. There is no marriage certificate for proof. Her “husband” started sending her to brothels in different parts of the State on a “contract basis.” She is now 16 and was rescued in September 2012 from Ongole in AP, where she was sent on a contract of Rs.30,000 per month, and was forced to have sex with four customers every night. But a case of rape has not been filed.

“Some customers were also caught with her. They are out on bail and are happy now,” said Ram Mohan, secretary of HELP, an NGO which rescues and rehabilitates human trafficking victims. “Cases are booked under other IPC sections like ‘nuisance’, but not under rape.”

S Umapati, special director of AP police academy, said these cases are definitely considered rape by law.

Source:  Postnoon

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