Ohio: State panel held to combat human trafficking recommended to arrest johns to curve sex trafficking. According to the report, a subcommittee leader of the Ohio Trafficking in Person Study argued that “there is no substitute for arresting men” buying sex. The committee also cited the report on johns that one out of five men surveyed said that they have visited a prostitute at least once in his life.
California: A man gest court date on December 27th for allegedly pimping on teenagers. He was charged with dozen counts, including human trafficking of minors. The girls, in the age of 13 and 14, were runaways who the man forced into prostitution. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.
UK: Police arrested eleven individuals during the raids on twelve properties in East Kent. According to the report, the raid was led by the two year long investigation in Kent. Police also rescued victims of human trafficking in several addresses, and 19 people were taken to a center in Canterbury for support. The arrested individuals are in the age between 22 and 36 and charged with money laundering, fraud, and human trafficking.
Italy: The Chief prosecutor said that over 60 percent of prostituted women in Italy are trafficked from Nigeria. He also mentioned that so far, more than 80,000 human trafficking victims were rescued and received victim assistance in Italy.
Australia: A sex worker was sentenced to two and a half year in prison for prostituting her friend’s underage daughter. The sixteen year old victim testified that she was forced to use drugs and prostitute herself though she found prostitution as degrading. Her mother was also jailed as an accomplice to the sex worker who forced the teenager into prostitution.
Jordan: Labor advisor in Egyptian embassy denied the allegation that Egyptian workers are exploited with labor in Jordan. He also stated that labor exploitation of Egyptian employees remain less than one in thousands. He also encouraged the Jordanian employers to hire Egyptian workers without the assistance of a mediator or agencies to prevent labor trafficking.
Ghana: The authority established human trafficking unit in upper west region. According to the report, a three day work shop was designed to train more than 30 law enforcement officers all over the region. The workshop was aimed at strengthening law enforcement and judicial offices in order to combat human trafficking.