A radical moment for Britain’s sex workers – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2016 in crime, news, parliament, prostitution, select committees by sally

‘The Commons inquiry into prostitution has recommended legalising brothels and soliciting as quickly as possible. So, what happens now?’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2016

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Man found guilty of murdering sex worker in Leeds – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2016 in immigration, murder, news, prostitution, robbery by sally

‘A 24-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering a sex worker in Leeds before spending the money he stole from her on takeaways, drugs and cigarettes.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2016

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Sex work must be decriminalised, government report warns – The Independent

Posted July 1st, 2016 in prostitution, reports, select committees by tracey

‘The Home Affairs select committee has suggested it is the best way to promote sex workers’ safety.’

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The Independent, 1st July 2016

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Romanian sex workers challenge UK immigration policy – The Guardian

Posted May 3rd, 2016 in deportation, immigration, news, prostitution, self-employment by tracey

‘A policy aimed at deporting “high-harm” EU-national criminals and those not entitled to remain in Britain is to be challenged by Romanian sex workers who maintain they are self-employed.’

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The Guardian, 1st May 2016

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Woman jailed after sexually assaulting taxi driver – The Independent

Posted April 13th, 2016 in assault, criminal damage, news, prostitution, sentencing, sexual offences, taxis by sally

‘A woman has been jailed after she sexually assaulted a male taxi driver in an attempt to avoid paying £26.50 for the journey.’

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The Independent, 12th April 2016

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The city that allows women to sell sex – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2016 in litter, news, police, prostitution by sally

‘A suburb in Leeds is the first place in the UK where it is permitted for women to sell sex between specified hours. The “managed approach” was introduced to try to control the trade.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2016

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Manchester sex workers’ rights case collapses after five years – The Guardian

‘A court case that would have tested the right of sex workers to offer services together in brothels to protect themselves has collapsed after a police officer refused to give evidence.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2016

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Police officer sacked for having sex with prostitutes on duty – The Guardian

Posted March 4th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct, prostitution by tracey

‘A police officer has been sacked for meeting prostitutes for sex in hotels while on duty, but his identity has been kept secret.’

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2016

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Sex tourists who pay for prostitutes abroad ‘should face prosecution in UK’ – The Independent

Posted February 22nd, 2016 in foreign jurisdictions, news, prostitution, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘British men who use prostitutes while abroad on stag parties should be prosecuted in the UK under new laws that make paying for sex illegal, according to a report backed by a senior MP.’

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The Independent, 21st February 2016

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Sex workers should be treated as potential victims rather than criminals, police chiefs say – The Independent

Posted February 9th, 2016 in news, police, prostitution, victims by sally

‘Sex workers should be treated as potential victims rather than criminals and the raiding of brothels should stop, according to proposals drawn up by senior officers.’

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The Independent, 8th February 2016

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Dominatrix who ‘outed’ client to his employers is convicted of stalking – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 15th, 2016 in harassment, news, prostitution, restraining orders by sally

‘Escort given restraining order preventing her from contacting supercar sales executive after sending details to bosses of his ‘submissive sexual lifestyle’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th January 2016

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Anatomy of an Impossible Trial for Child Exploitation – 6 Pump Court

Posted January 13th, 2016 in children, evidence, news, prostitution, sexual offences, witnesses by sally

‘Richard Barraclough QC has written a commentary on a recent case in which he was Leading Counsel for one of the defendants.

The case involved serious sex/trafficking offences, including engaging an honourable and vulnerable girl in prostitution. The case was complex and involved the use of an intermediary. The issues raised in evidence (and the submission of no case) concerned the number and structure of ABE interviews, the use of pre ABE interviews and meetings, the extent to which a victim should be challenged in ABE interviews and the use of pre prepared witness statements where the victim refused to engage in the ABE process.

Reforms are now proposed in relation to the investigation and trial process in this type of case.

The commentary provided by Richard Barraclough QC gives a detailed analysis of the processes involved and the challenges in this type of case with such a vulnerable victim and where the process is so complex.’

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6 Pump Court, 12th January 2016

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Plymouth sex worker jailed for five years for allowing clients to rape and sexually abuse her daughters – The Independent

‘A sex worker who allowed her clients to rape and indecently assault her daughters in “almost Victorian” conditions has been jailed for five years. ‘

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The Independent, 7th January 2016

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Gay escort jailed after blackmailing a married businessman – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 5th, 2015 in blackmail, homosexuality, married persons, news, prostitution by sally

‘John Walker, 29, sent the victim’s wife a picture of her husband on a hotel bed wearing a pair of knickers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th October 2015

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Family jailed for trafficking Hungarian women for prostitution – BBC News

Posted September 29th, 2015 in conspiracy, news, prostitution, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A family who trafficked and enslaved two Hungarian women to force them into prostitution have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2015

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Decriminalising prostitution could reduce levels of rape and sex attacks, report says – The Independent

Posted August 6th, 2015 in crime, news, pornography, prostitution, rape, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘Prostitution should be fully decriminalised because attempts to control the sex trade are ineffective and a waste of money, an academic report published today argues.’

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The Independent, 6th August 2015

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Sex gang victim escapes six years of exploitation to see captors jailed – The Independent

‘Members of an international sexual exploitation ring were jailed on Thursday after one victim escaped and told police of her horrific six-year ordeal at their hands.’

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The Independent, 17th July 2015

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Police saw Rotherham child sex abuse victims as prostitutes, says PCC – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2015 in child abuse, news, police, prostitution, sexual grooming, victims by sally

‘Officers failed to act 10 years ago when reports warned about extent of problem because they did not understand what grooming was, says Alan Billings.’

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The Guardian, 5th May 2015

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Married couple who lured Romanian teenager to UK and then forced her into prostitution jailed – The Independent

Posted April 13th, 2015 in news, prostitution, rape, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A married couple who lured a teenager from Romania to the UK with the promise of a babysitting job but then raped her and forced her into prostitution have been jailed.’

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The Independent, 11th April 2015

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Rape victims with petty convictions denied compensation – The Guardian

‘The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority routinely refuses to make awards to women who have committed minor offences.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2015

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