Archive for the 'prostitution' Category

Home Office urged to halt deportation of Ghanaian sex trafficking victim – The Guardian

“A charity is calling on the Home Office to halt the forced deportation of a trafficked Ghanian woman who was forced into prostitution and who is HIV positive.”

Full story

The Guardian, 1st April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prostitution ring boss Thomas Carroll faces £1.9m order – BBC News

“A man who ran an international prostitution ring has been told to hand over nearly £2m of his criminal profits or face another 10 years in jail.”

Full story

BBC News, 14th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Paedophile cult leader convicted for ‘satanic’ rape campaign – The Guardian

“A man has been found guilty of leading a ‘satanic’ sex cult from his home in a small Welsh town. Colin Batley, 48, of Kidwelly, west Wales, presided over a group that preyed on young children and held occult rites.”

Full story

The Guardian, 9th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Father and son convicted of trafficking women into UK prostitution – The Guardian

“A father and son were today convicted of trafficking women into Britain from Romania and forcing them to work as prostitutes.”

Full story

The Guardian, 18th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sex trafficking gang offered to sell young virgins to wealthy Arabs – The Guardian

“An Iranian gang who tried to sell young female virgins to wealthy Arabs charging up to £150,000 a girl, was jailed for sex trafficking and prostitution today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UK brothel users escape crackdown on forced prostitution – The Guardian

“Men who use brothels are escaping a new law intended to crack down on the coercion of women into prostitution, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 18th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Nine jailed after girl forced into prostitution – The Independent

“Nine men have been jailed after a 14-year-old girl was preyed upon and forced into prostitution.”

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The Independent, 3rd August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Preston brothel closed – UK Border Agency

“New powers to close down brothels were used for the first time in the North of England on 9 July, by our officers.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 12th July 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Brothel owner Wayne Baker ordered to pay £135,000 – BBC News

“A man who lured girls as young as 14 into prostitution has been ordered to pay more than £135,000 from his assets or face another three years in jail.”

Full story

BBC News, 8th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

22 years for man who murdered sex worker – The Independent

“A satellite TV installer was jailed for at least 22 years today (4 June) after being found guilty of murdering a prostitute when visiting her for sex.”

Full story

The Independent, 4th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

ASBO bans woman from lap dancing, pole dancing and prostitution – Daily Telegraph

“A woman alleged to have driven neighbours out of their homes by her sexual activities has been banned from inviting any men around for the night except for her brothers and the emergency services.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 22nd May 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Happy endings’ massage boss cleared of running brothel – BBC News

“A massage parlour boss who offered ‘happy endings’ has been cleared of running a brothel from her bungalow.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sadistic charity boss tortured Liverpool sex workers – BBC News

“The ex-boss of a Liverpool children’s charity has been jailed indefinitely after admitting the ‘sadistic torture’ of women in a string of sex attacks.”

Full story

BBC News, 21st April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Woman who ran ‘lucrative’ brothel jailed – The Independent

“A 48-year-old mother who ran a ‘busy and successful’ brothel was jailed for three years today.”

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The Independent, 16th April 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

First men arrested for using prostitutes under new laws – Daily Telegraph

“Three men from London have become the first to be arrested for using prostitutes under new laws.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st April 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Kerb-crawlers to be arrested on first offence – BBC News

“Kerb-crawlers can be arrested on their first offence under new laws, Home Office minister Alan Campbell said.”

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BBC News, 8th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Couple jailed for multi-million prostitution ring – The Independent

“A couple who ran a multi-million-pound prostitution ring of trafficked young women and girls were behind bars today.”

Full story

The Independent, 4th February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Policewoman who worked as a prostitute is jailed – The Guardian

“A police constable who also worked as a prostitute was jailed for 15 months yesterday after pleading guilty to misconduct in a public office.”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th September 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Brothel owner must pay back £2m – BBC News

“The owner of a brothel in the West Midlands has been ordered to pay back £2m under the Proceeds of Crime Act.”

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BBC News, 19th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lords asked to alter law to protect children forced into prostitution – The Guardian

“Children forced to work as prostitutes are being deterred from seeking help because of the threat of prosecution, according to a coalition of youth justice groups. Decriminalising the offence of soliciting for those aged under 18 would recognise that they are victims of abuse and aid detectives’ efforts to combat enforced trafficking of foreign children into the UK, the charities claimed. An attempt to alter the law will made in the House of Lords tomorrow, when peers will be urged to support an amendment during the committee stage of the policing and crime bill.”

Full story

The Guardian, 1st July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police doubt over prostitute laws – BBC News

“New laws making it a criminal offence to have sex with prostitutes controlled by pimps may be too complex to work in practice, police have warned.”

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BBC News, 7th April 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

British military policewoman who ‘worked as prostitute’ forced out of Army – Daily Telegraph

“A British military policewoman has been forced to leave the Army after she was allegedly discovered to have been working as a prostitute.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th January 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

New laws on prostitution could be unenforceable warn police – Daily Telegraph

“New laws to criminalise men who pay for sex with women forced in to prostitution will be virtually unenforceable, the police expert on human trafficking warned.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 10th December 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

WI enlisted in fight against prostitution – The Independent

“Harriet Harman was accused of stepping up a ‘witch-hunt’ against sex workers yesterday after she called on members of the Women’s Institute to monitor the small ads in local newspapers – and report those they believe are advertising the services of people trafficked and forced into prostitution.”

Full story

The Independent, 26th November 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

New rules to protect exploited women – Home Office

“Tough new measures will tackle the demand for prostitution by cracking down on sex buyers and kerb crawlers.”

Full press release

Home Office, 19th November 2008

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Sex & the citizens: New prostitution laws explained – The Independent

“New laws for the oldest profession are designed to ‘punish the punter’ and protect the prostitute. Ben Russell explains Home Secretary Jacqui Smith’s proposals.”

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The Independent, 20th November 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Outlawed: sex with trafficked prostitutes – The Independent

“Hundreds of thousands of men who buy sex risk acquiring a criminal record under plans set out today to clamp down on prostitution.”

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The Independent, 19th November 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Paying for sex with prostitutes to be made a criminal offence – Daily Telegraph

“Paying for sex with prostitutes is expected to become a criminal offence under proposals to be announced this week following a Government review of the law.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th November 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Brothel bosses jailed for up to 14 years – The Independent

“A gang of ‘callous’ sex traffickers and brothel bosses, who subjected a terrified teenager and a young mother to a nightmare of ‘sex slavery’, were jailed for up to 14 years each today.”

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The Independent, 4th November 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Sex with trafficked women to be criminalised – The Independent

“A clampdown on kerbcrawlers and men who pay for sex with trafficked women has been launched by Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary.”

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The Independent, 22nd September 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Harman: poll shows public support for ban on buying sex – The Guardian

“Harriet Harman will today step up her drive to make buying sex illegal when she releases new figures showing that more than half of men and women support the move if it will reduce people-trafficking for sexual exploitation.”

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The Guardian, 4th Spetember 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

18,000 women and children trafficked into UK sex trade – The Independent

“Up to 18,000 females, including girls as young as 14, are working in brothels across Britain after being smuggled into the country to meet the booming demand for prostitutes. Police, unveiling the results of the largest ever crackdown on people smuggling yesterday, revealed that nearly five times more women than previously thought are working under duress in massage parlours and suburban homes.”

Full story

The Independent, 3rd July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Rape warning for men paying for sex – Reuters

“Posters will appear in clubs and pubs from Monday warning men against paying for sex in brothels with exploited or trafficked women.”

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Reuters, 5th May 2008

Source: www.reuters.com

Targeting clients to fight prostitution – Reuters

“The rise of international sex trafficking is causing many countries to rethink their laws on prostitution and re-examine legal frameworks that for decades have treated the purchase of sex as a social nuisance or ‘victimless crime’.”

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Reuters, 22nd April 2008

Source: www.reuters.com

Muslim leader says police are ‘too cautious’ over Asian pimp gangs – Daily Telegraph

“A Muslim leader has accused the police of being ‘over cautious’ when investigating Asian gangs suspected of prostituting young white girls for fear of stirring up race riots.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th March 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Jack Straw scraps reform of prostitute law to avoid prison officer strike – The Times

” Jack Straw dropped measures to overhaul the law on prostitution yesterday to ensure that a Bill that prevents prison officers from striking is law by May.”

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The Times, 28th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Can you outlaw the oldest profession? – BBC News

“Steve Wright’s conviction for the Suffolk murders comes in the midst of a major government review into how it deals with prostitution.”

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BBC News, 24th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Case brings contrasting calls for change in ‘inadequate’ law – The Guardian

“Campaigners with widely diverging beliefs last night called on the government to re-examine the law on prostitution following the murder convictions of Steve Wright.”

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Brothel manager escapes jail term – BBC News

“A woman who ran four brothels has escaped a jail term after a judge ruled that ‘no-one was harmed’.”

Full story

BBC News, 30th Janaury 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Law chief in tears over prostitute driven to kill

“The Solicitor General will be heard weeping on Monday as she describes on radio how the tragic case of a teenager who killed her pimp inspired her proposed reform of the prostitution laws.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Jail claim over prostitute rules – BBC News

“Many prostitutes face being jalied for up to 72 hours if they fail to attend counselling sessions under proposed new laws, a probation service union claims.”

Full story

BBC News, 2nd January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK ‘should outlaw paying for sex’ – BBC News

“Commons Leader Harriet Harman has told the BBC she wants the law to be changed to make it illegal to pay for sex.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Sex slaves’ win cash in landmark legal deal – The Observer

“Sex slaves smuggled into Britain are set to receive millions of pounds for their ‘pain and trauma’ after a groundbreaking government decision to compensate victims of people trafficking.”

Full story

The Observer, 16th December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Group targets grooming of girls – BBC News

“The scale of the problem of British girls being lured into prostitution in their own country is being examined by the Home Office.”

Full story

BBC News, 5th December 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina v Massey – Times Law Reports

Regina v Massey

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“The meaning of ‘control’ for the purposes of the offence of controlling prostitution for gain did not involve the words ‘compulsion’, ‘coercion’ or ‘force’.”

The Times, 4th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Ban on paying for sex comes a step nearer – The Guardian

“The government has launched a root-and-branch review of prostitution laws, which will examine the effects of Sweden’s policy of prosecuting men for buying sex.”

Full story

The Guardian, 30th November 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

WI wing calls for legal brothels – BBC News

“Members of the Women’s Institute (WI) in Hampshire have said they want to see brothels legalised in the UK.”

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BBC News, 5th November 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

R v Massey – WLR Daily

R v Massey 

For the purposes of the offence of controlling prostitution for gain the meaning of ‘control’ did not involve ‘compulsion’, ‘coercion’ or ‘force’.”

WLR Daily, 22nd October 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note: once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Sex trafficking victims rescued by police may face deportation – The Guardian

“Some victims of sex traffickers rescued from prostitution in a new national police crackdown will face deportation, the home secretary, Jacqui Smith, said yesterday. Ms Smith described sex trafficking as a ‘modern-day form of slavery’ but said she could not give an across-the-board guarantee that those rescued would not face deportation as illegal migrants.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th October 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New crackdown on sex slave trade – The Independent

“A new campaign against criminals who force trafficked women into the sex trade will be launched today.”

Full story

The Independent, 3rd October 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Men who buy sex could face prosecution – The Guardian

“Ministers are considering proposals to prosecute men for buying sex in a new effort to curb the demand for prostitution, the Guardian has learned.”

Full story

The Guardian, 10th September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prostitutes face jail under tougher law – The Observer

“The government was last night accused of turning the clock back 25 years by introducing a law that will allow courts to imprison prostitutes who are arrested for soliciting. The move has provoked the fury of women’s support groups, who say the move will do nothing to address the root causes of the illicit trade in sex.”

Full story

The Observer, 12th August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Crackdown pledged on sex with trafficked women – The Guardian

“The government will ensure that the ‘fathers, brothers and husbands’ who have sex with trafficked girls are prosecuted, Harriet Harman vowed yesterday.”

Full story 

The Guardian, 18th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Justice reforms focus on prostitution and jail numbers – The Guardian

“After nearly 200 years the stigmatising legal term “common prostitute” which dates back to the 1824 Vagrancy Act is to be removed from the statute book, under a package of criminal justice reforms unveiled yesterday.”

Full story

The Guardian, 27th June 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The Law Explored: selling yourself – The Times

“The exhortation ‘get out there and sell yourself!’ might be good advice. It depends who takes it. It works well for politicians and commercial representatives but less well for anyone who wants to sell their internal organs or their sexual services.”
Full story

The Times, 16th May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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