The documents from the court further reveal that the teenager ran away on May 19, and at a party that night met year-old Racquel Bijou, who offered to help her make money. According to the police report, the young girl agreed and was told that the gig was prostitution; Bijou then became her pimp, arranging for her to meet men, some as old as 50, sending her the time, location and dollar amount of each sex act. The girl told investigators she went along with it because she had no money or place to stay, and thus had no choice. Prosecutors claim Bijou then brought in two associates: year-old Jeremiah Horenstein and year-old Ashton Lewinson. Prosecutors explained further that the suspects, Bijou and Horenstein took pictures of their victims and posted them on websites advertising commercial sex acts. They reportedly would book hotel rooms for some clients, and drive her there in a big flashy white Mercedes. It was further revealed that, when Bijou had a falling out with Horenstein, the teen ended up working for another woman: year-old Souprina Blanc. Under her, she was pimped out to at least six men, usually at Airbnb rentals. It was at one of these rentals investigators finally managed to track her down. Between August and December, Bijou, Horenstein, Lewinson, and Blanc were all arrested; they were each charged with sex trafficking a minor, and held without bond.
Families in desperate need of food are sending their daughters into prostitution to survive, according to an International Rescue Committee report. Girls as young as 12 are being forced into having sex for money to feed their families in drought-hit parts of Kenya. Families in rural areas of Turkana, one of the regions hardest hit by late rains, are sending their daughters to urban centres to make money. Many are forced to sell their bodies, earning as little as 50 Kenyan shillings 37p for sex, according to a report published by the International Rescue Committee IRC on Wednesday. The IRC also reported an increase in gender-based violence in the county, as well as a rise in instances of child marriage. In early June, the IRC visited the red-light districts and areas where sex workers solicit in the town of Lodwar.
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Gallery: 4 charged in Hudson County prostitution ring involving year-old girl. Four men, including three from Jersey City, who authorities say forced a year-old girl into having sex with up to 10 men a day in and around Hudson County, have been arrested and charged with human trafficking, the state Attorney General announced yesterday. Michael A. Hoffman said. Hayward had been in custody after a May 8 arrest, authorities said. Authorities say McLeod used violence or threats to control the year-old, who was a runaway from South Jersey, and an year-old who was also forced into prostitution by the men.
Thanks for contacting us. We've received your submission. LONDON — At least 15 million teenage girls worldwide have been forced into sex — often by partners, relatives or friends — yet only one in sought help, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Cameroon had the highest rate of sexual violence, with one in six teenage girls experiencing forced sex, the U. In the majority of cases, the abuser was known to the victim — with acts of sexual violence carried out by husbands, boyfriends, family members, friends and classmates. The number of girls who have been forced to have sex is likely to be far higher than 15 million as many are reluctant to come forward and data is lacking in many countries, it said. The report also highlighted projects to combat violence, including self-defense classes in schools in Malawi. Prompted by sexual abuse allegations against American film mogul Harvey Weinstein , millions of women and girls around the world have been sharing their experiences of harassment and abuse on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag MeToo. Weinstein, accused by a number of women of sexual harassment and assault in incidents dating back to the s, has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone.