In Awareness, Human Trafficking on February 1, 2013 at 8:39 am
Professionals working with children and young people will receive specialist training to spot and help victims of child trafficking as part of a Home Office scheme.
The initiative, designed for youth workers, social workers, GPs and midwives, will be rolled out across London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Liverpool, Leeds and Brighton.
The training is part of the government’s strategy to support victims who are “lured to the UK by gangs and then exploited for sex, labour and domestic slavery”, including the rising number of children being forced into crime, such as street begging and cannabis cultivation.
The NSPCC is among five organisations that have received £70,000 of Home Office funding to provide training as part of continuing professional development courses for the children and young people’s workforce.
Source: Children & Young People Now
In Child Sex Trafficking, Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on November 5, 2012 at 9:07 am
An ‘evil’ Nigerian people smuggler who used witchcraft rituals to force terrified children to work as sex slaves has been convicted of trafficking and rape.
Young victims were raped, sexually abused and subjected to voodoo-style rituals once in the clutches of the trafficking ring.
One girl had hair cut from her armpits by a man wearing feathers. Others were slashed with knives, forced to drink foul-smelling potions and had blood taken with syringes to ‘cast a spell’ over them.
The girls were told they would die or never bear children if they tried to escape or revealed what had happened to them.
The man responsible, Osezua Osolase, 42, was on the surface a recycling worker living in a terraced house in Gravesend, Kent. But he was in fact the British linchpin of a multi-million pound global child sex trafficking ring that used medieval ‘juju’ black magic to control its victims.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2223740/Osezua-Osolase-Evil-Nigerian-people-smuggler-used-witchcraft-terrify-girls-sex-slavery.html#ixzz2AdriyBHv
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In Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on May 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm
Convicted of controlling prostitution and human trafficking for sexual exploitation. Sandra Malina & Ainars Zvirgzds. Photo: Met Police
A couple from Poplar, have been been jailed for a total of 16 years April 27 2012 for trafficking women into the UK and forcing them to work as prostitutes.
Snaresbrook Crown Court heard that Sandra Malina, 22 and Ainars Zvirgzds, 44, lured women from Latvia and Lithuania with the promise that they could get jobs in massage salons, and that sex with the clients was optional.
The prosecution case was that when they arrived in the UK, their passports were taken off them and they were sent to work as prostitutes. It was alleged that the women were beaten by their captors, and threatened with a gun, if they refused to comply.
Source: East London Lines