Man jailed for four years for running prostitution ‘sexual conveyor belt’ – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2017 in imprisonment, news, prostitution, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A dog breeder who made more than £100,000 by trafficking women on to a “sexual conveyor belt” across England and Wales has been jailed for four years.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2017

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Websites allowing illegal activity ‘complicit in crime’ – BBC News

‘Websites that do not prevent the sale of illegal goods are complicit in cyber-crime, a crime chief has said.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2017

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Modern slavery referrals up 300% in UK due to improved identification – The Guardian

‘There has been a 300% increase in the number of victims of modern slavery referred for support in the past six years, and a huge increase in the number of men from Vietnam trafficked to work in illegal cannabis farms.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2017

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Human trafficking trio guilty of running sex ring – BBC News

Posted October 6th, 2017 in news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Three people have been found guilty of running a prostitution network described as a “sexual conveyor belt” by a judge.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2017

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Newcastle grooming gang members jailed for up to 29 years – The Guardian

‘Members of a “cynical and well-practised” grooming gang have been jailed for up to 29 years for sexually abusing vulnerable girls in Newcastle upon Tyne after plying them with drugs.’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2017

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18 people convicted after girls and young women groomed, drugged and raped in Newcastle – The Independent

‘Under-age girls and vulnerable young women were taken to parties in Newcastle and groomed with drugs before being raped and sexually abused, it can now be reported.’

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The Independent, 9th August 2017

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Dorset village brothel uncovered by police after woman helping to run it rings 999 when client collapses – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 27th, 2017 in conditional discharge, costs, news, prostitution, sentencing by tracey

‘A brothel run from a Dorset village was uncovered by police after a client collapsed, leading a woman who helped run the premises to ring 999.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th July 2017

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Gay men to be allowed to give blood three months after sex – The Guardian

‘Blood donation restrictions for gay men and sex workers are to be relaxed in England and Scotland under a series of equalities reforms announced by the government. Gay men will be allowed to donate blood three months after sexual intercourse instead of a year. Sex workers, who were previously banned from donating, will be subject to the same three-month rule.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2017

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Romanian couple jailed for trafficking girl, 14, into prostitution in UK – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2017 in children, news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings, women by sally

‘A Romanian couple have been jailed for trafficking a 14-year-old girl and other women into prostitution in the UK, in the first prosecution for child sex trafficking under the 2015 Modern Slavery Act.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2017

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Prostitution research to assess law change call – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2016 in news, prostitution, select committees by sally

‘Research into the “scale and changing nature of prostitution” is to take place before calls to amend laws are considered, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2016

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Ipswich murders: Suffolk Police arrest no kerb crawlers in six years – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2016 in murder, news, prostitution by sally

‘No arrests for kerb crawling have been made in the past six years in a town where five sex workers were murdered, police figures show.’

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BBC News, 5th November 2016

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Ipswich sex worker murders, 10 years on – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2016 in murder, news, prostitution by sally

‘Ten years ago, five women died after being snatched off the streets of Ipswich and murdered.’

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BBC News, 30th October 2016

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Pair jailed over £8m Birmingham Libra Club brothel – BBC News

‘A father and son who ran a brothel which made an estimated turnover of £8m have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2016

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The Ipswich murders, 10 years on: ‘We owed it to the women that nothing like it would happen again’ – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2016 in murder, news, prostitution, recidivists, women by sally

‘A decade since London Road was made notorious by the death of five sex workers, its residents have transformed the community and seen their story on stage and screen. But now, they fear government cuts will undo all the work.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2016

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Chris Halliwell found guilty of Becky Godden murder – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2016 in murder, news, police, prostitution, recidivists by tracey

‘Police said there was a “distinct possibility” that a taxi driver twice convicted of murdering young women could be responsible for other unsolved killings. Christopher Halliwell, 52, laughed as a guilty verdict was returned at Bristol crown court on Monday and smiled at relatives of Becky Godden, who went missing aged 20 in 2003 when she was a sex worker in Swindon.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2016

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Keith Vaz to be investigated by Commons sleaze watchdogs after male escort scandal – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 16th, 2016 in conflict of interest, homosexuality, news, parliament, prostitution, select committees by tracey

‘An investigation into disgraced Labour MP Keith Vaz has been launched by Commons sleaze watchdogs.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2016

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What does the Sunday Mirror allege Keith Vaz did – and is it illegal? – The Guardian

‘Is it against the law to buy sex or to offer to pay for cocaine? And are poppers legal?’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2016

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Franca Asemota sentenced to 22 years for trafficking women and girls from Nigeria – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A trafficker threatened to use “juju magic” against the women and children she helped to bring into Europe for forced prostitution has been sentenced to 22 years imprisonment today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 4th August 2016

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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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