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Thailand: Traffickers Access Government-run ‘Shelter’

In Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on June 28, 2013 at 10:48 am

“The rape of Narunisa demonstrates the vulnerability of Rohingya women to human traffickers – even when they are living in government-run shelters where they should be protected,” said Brad Adams, Asia director. “The government needs to swiftly and impartially investigate the rape case, and determine why traffickers were able to get access to Rohingya women in this shelter, and prosecute all those who aided the crime.”

According to Narunisa, human traffickers – both Rohingya and Thai – were able to gain access to the shelter in Phang Nga province soon after a group of about 70 Rohingya women and children arrived there in January. Korlimula, who was identified to Human Rights Watch as working for a Rohingya-Thai human trafficking gang, told Narunisa that he would reunite her with her husband in Malaysia for a fee of 50,000 baht (approximately US$1600).

On May 27, Korlimula helped Narunisa and her two children to escape from the shelter and took her to meet with other associates. Narunisa and her children were put on a pickup truck driven by a man, whom she later learned is a police officer at Khao Lak police station in Phang Nga province. The three of them were taken to six hideouts in the province, and in each case locked up against their will. At the final hideout on Koh Yipoon Island in Phang Nga province’s Kuraburi district, Korlimula repeatedly assaulted and raped Narunisa at knifepoint over the course of three days, from June 9 to 11. After that, Narunisa and her children were dumped on the street in Kuraburi district and the three of them made their way back to the shelter on June 18. Narunisa reported the rape case at Kuraburi district police station on June 18, and then filed a formal complaint against Korlimula on June 21.

Source: Human Rights Watch


Woman Tells Her Story of Sex Trafficking and Incest

In Child Sex Trafficking, Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on May 21, 2013 at 3:50 pm

“I am a survivor of almost 14 years of incest, about three, almost four years, of sex trafficking and I’m also the daughter of a sex offender and my pimp was my dad,” Rose said.

Rose says her father Zenon Anastassiou began sexually molesting her when she was a toddler. She says he told her it was a cultural thing and it gradually escalated into rape by the time she was 13. Anastassiou pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual activity with another child and assault against that child in 1987. Though Rose never brought charges against her father, she says her childhood was plagued by abuse and emotional extortion.

She says his message was clear:  “You want to live in this house? You like the clothes that you get to wear? … Well, if you tell or you stop having sex with me that’s all just going to go away.”

Just short of 16, Rose says she mustered up the courage to hold a knife to her father and tell him to stop.

“He laughed. He literally laughed in my face and he said I’ve been waiting for this day.”

That’s when he allegedly began selling her to other men, using provocative and naked pictures he took of her. The torture allegedly lasted until she was 19 when she got married. Decades later, stories like hers continue to repeat themselves in Florida, a state that’s become a hub for child sex trafficking.

Source: NBC Miami

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

Demonstration at the Netherlands Embassy

In Child Sex Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on August 28, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Shared Hope International,The Rebecca Project and The Protection Project at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies are demonstrating to raise awareness on Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 1-2pm at the Netherlands Embassy located at 4200 Linnean Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20008.

The non-profit organizations are calling for an investigation of Joris Demmink, Secretary-General of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice in the Netherlands, who has been accused of child rape, sex tourism, and child sex trafficking. Read more:

Victims within the Netherlands and Turkey allege that Demmink raped them when they were boys and that he was part of a group of pedophiles committing these crimes. Demmink has been accused of using his power to obstruct justice efforts by eluding investigation and prosecution. Demmink stands accused of child sex tourism, a form of child sex trafficking.

Source: Herald Online

Girl forced to have sex with 20 men in one night

In Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on May 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm

A SEX grooming gang targeted white girls because they were not part of their “community or religion” said a judge, as he jailed them for a total of 77 years.

Detectives are now preparing to make more arrests after they revealed they suspect up to 50 mainly Pakistani-born men took part in the abuse.

But despite the judge’s hard-hitting comments, police in Greater Manchester in the UK continued to insist that the men’s race and religion were not factors in their crimes.

Yesterday senior politicians clashed over the case – with one former Labour MP claiming police and social workers ignored complaints because they were “petrified of being called racist”.

With experts on paedophilia insisting street grooming by Muslim men was a real problem, Judge Gerald Clinton made it clear he believed religion was a factor.

Source: Adelaide Now

New Town Man Convicted on 16 Sex Trafficking Counts

In Child Sex Trafficking, Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on April 20, 2012 at 1:34 pm

A federal jury convicted a New Town man of 16 counts of sex trafficking, sexual abuse, drug trafficking and witness tampering. Dustin Morsette, 22, organized a criminal street gang named the Black Disciples to make money through drug trafficking and prostitution, based out of a home in New Town. Some gang members and associates were identified as members through tattoos and burn marks.

Morsette sexually abused six female victims, five of whom were between the ages of 12 and 16. He forced the adult woman he he had recruited for the gang into prostitution on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation and in Williston and Minot.

Morsette faces life in prison. He`ll be sentenced on July 30.

Source: KFYR

The sex gang accused of grooming underage girls

In Child Sex Trafficking, Child Trafficking, Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on February 23, 2012 at 10:55 am

Victims were chatted up and groomed by the men who then passed them around so fellow Asians could satisfy their lust, the court was told.

Prosecutor Rachel Smith said as 11 men including a 59-year-old went on trial for child-sex crimes how schoolgirls would be plied with drink until they were in a stupor.

Ms Smith said of one 14-year-old: “She was unable to describe all of the men but said she would regularly find herself drunk to near-unconsciousness, waking up with men having sex with her.”

The youngster told cops how she was so “hammered” on one occasion that two men even had sex with her while she was being sick over the side of a bed. The girl said: “They were just having it in turns sort of thing. There was nothing I could do — I was throwing up. I felt like I couldn’t move.” The prosecutor said: “Afterwards they left and she cried herself to sleep.”

On another occasion a man watching her being raped begged: “I want a turn, I want a turn.”

The 11 men in the dock plead not guilty to plotting to have sex with underage girls in and around Rochdale, Gtr Manchester.

 Source: The Sun

Deaf Pakistani girl describes ordeal as sex slave

In Child Sex Trafficking, Forced Labor, Human Trafficking, Involuntary Domestic Servitude, Sex Trafficking on February 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm

 A young, deaf Pakistani woman says she was only 10 when she was trafficked into Britain where she was repeatedly raped and beaten for nearly a decade.

The woman, now in her 20s, told a court Monday that she was kept in a cellar and forced to work as a virtual slave.

A Pakistani couple — 83-year-old Ilyas Ashar and his wife, 66-year-old Tallat Ashar — are accused of false imprisonment, human trafficking, sexual offenses, violence and benefit fraud. Both have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Source: USA Today

In Human Trafficking on February 7, 2012 at 10:04 am

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Human trafficking: 3 women recovered from ‘Lathani Gang’ hideout

In Awareness, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on February 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Three abducted women were recovered from a dug out in the kacha area near the Punjab-Sindh border on Wednesday.

According to police officials, the women had recently been kidnapped by a gang of proclaimed offenders and had been gang raped. “By the looks of it and going by what they have told us so far, it looks to be part of some kind of human trafficking operation,” said district police officer (DPO) Sohail Zafar Chattha.

(Kashif Zafar for The Express Tribune)

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