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Tag: Sexual Exploitation

Man nabbed for trafficking girlfriend to Mali for prostitution
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Man nabbed for trafficking girlfriend to Mali for prostitution

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has arrested a middle-aged man, Emmanuel Stephen, for allegedly trafficking his 21-year -old girlfriend, (name withheld), to Mali for prostitution and sexual exploitation. A statement released by the agency says the suspect, an indigene of Akoko, Ondo State,  who resides in Karimajiji, Airport road, Abuja, was said to have been in a relationship with the victim for two years, with the promise of marriage. According to the statement, the suspect, in connivance with his elder sister residing in Mali and one other middle person in Benin, lured the victim with the promise of making good money as a beer parlour attendant abroad. “Investigation revealed that as soon as the victim arrived Mali, she was sold t...
MMA fighter dubbed ‘Ironman’ commits suicide in prison after admitting child sex charges
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MMA fighter dubbed ‘Ironman’ commits suicide in prison after admitting child sex charges

An MMA fighter, known as The Ironman, hanged himself in a prison cell after admitting to sexual exploitation of a child and keeping twisted abuse images. Travis Fulton, 44, was found unresponsive in his cell in Linn County Jail, Iowa, the US, on Saturday, July 10. Staff attempted CPR and he was rushed to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Fulton was initially arrested in February and had been in jail since.     His arrest relates to incidents that took place between June 2013 and April 2020, according to court records. The other occurred around November 2020, it is claimed. In one case, Fulton allegedly got a 13-year-old girl to meditate with him before taking off all her clothes except her underwear and performed a sex act on her, the W...
29 Men are Charged with Sexual Exploitation and Rape of a 13-year-old Girl over 7 year Period
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29 Men are Charged with Sexual Exploitation and Rape of a 13-year-old Girl over 7 year Period

Police have charged a group of 29 men in connection with child sexual exploitation of a girl over a seven-year period in West Yorkshire, UK According to the charge sheet released Thursday, May 13, majority of the alleged crime is said to have taken place in Calderdale, with some said to have occurred in the Bradford District. The crime was allegedly perpetrated on a female victim between 2003 and 2010, while she was aged between 13 and 20, it is claimed. The men have been charged with a variety of sexual offences following an investigation into non-recent child sexual exploitation. Eight suspects who were arrested over the course of the investigation have been released without charge. While the group of 29 men will appear at Bradford Magistrates Court on 7 and 9 July. ...
Nigerian Man, Augustine Omini Oboni Turns 12-Year-Old Girl Into Sex Slave In South Africa
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Nigerian Man, Augustine Omini Oboni Turns 12-Year-Old Girl Into Sex Slave In South Africa

A Nigerian man convicted of human trafficking, rape and sexual exploitation in South Africa was set to hear his fate in sentencing proceedings at the Benoni magistrate’s court on Thursday. Forty-year-old Augustine Omini Oboni was found guilty of human trafficking, two counts of rape, statuary rape, sexual exploitation, kidnapping and keeping a brothel, National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson for the Gauteng north region Lumka Mahanjana said in a statement. “A 12-year-old minor was kept in a flat in Sunnyside, Pretoria for three months by Oboni. During this period, he fed her with drugs and forced her to sleep with five to six men a day,” Mahanjana said. Oboni was arrested in 2016 and denied bail. According to police, the 12-year-old child was walking to a nearby par...
Violence, inequality and poverty put children at risk of sexual exploitation
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Violence, inequality and poverty put children at risk of sexual exploitation

High levels of violence, inequality and poverty are leaving South African children at risk of becoming victims of sexual exploitation. This was the finding by End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT) International and the Youth Research Unit (YRU) of the Bureau of Market Research (BMR). The new briefing paper was launched at the University of SA (Unisa) on Tuesday. SA was ranked 16 out of the 60 countries scored by the Out of the Shadows Index on the country’s response to child sexual exploitation and abuse. “Even though SA has knowledgeable welfare support workers and a strong legal framework to protect children from sexual exploitation, serious limitations still exist,” it said. The country has policies and laws in place to protect children, but researchers believe t...
Nigerian nurse who trafficked women in the UK receives increased jail term
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Nigerian nurse who trafficked women in the UK receives increased jail term

Nigerian nurse, Josephine Iyamu, who was convicted after using voodoo threats to traffick vulnerable women from Nigeria to Germany to work as prostitutes has had her 14-year jail term increased. Josephine Iyamu, 52, was originally sentenced for 13 years for the trafficking offences with a further year for perverting the course of justice. But after she appealed the sentence, it has now been increased to 18 years after judges found it to be ‘unduly lenient’. Originally born in Liberia, Josephine Iyamu was made a British citizen in 2009 after being allowed to stay in the UK due to her nursing qualifications. She organised the travel of five women from Nigeria to Germany. Solicitor General Robert Buckland went to the Court of Appeal on Thursday to challenge the jail term. But as she ...

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