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# sex trafficking

This year
US Government finds Ireland is failing to convict traffickers or support their victims
Ireland has not convicted any traffickers in the last year, a US State Department has found.
Rise in sex trafficking victims seeking help in Ireland as State is failing on key reforms
Demand for the sex trade is on the rise in Ireland, a charity that works with victims has found.
Ghislaine Maxwell lodges appeal against sex trafficking conviction
Maxwell’s lawyers have said they will appeal based on ‘errors’ by the trial court and the US government.
Last year
Victim hopes to find out how Maxwell and Epstein committed crimes for so long
Maxwell looked straight ahead and showed no emotion as judge Alison Nathan passed sentence in front of a packed public gallery.
Ghislaine Maxwell lawyers request retrial after sex trafficking conviction
Maxwell was convicted of trafficking teenage girls for sex after a three-week trial in New York.
All time
Ghislaine Maxwell jury must work through new year’s holiday if they do not reach verdict
It was the latest sign that a verdict was not near in the month-long trial.
Opinion: 'It's like a war has ended and you don’t know who you are anymore'
Mia de Faoite documents the horror and abuse that come with prostitution and trafficking and says society must not forget these women.
Ghislaine Maxwell 'served up' girls for sex to Epstein, sex trafficking trial hears
The British socialite is the ex-girlfriend of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Closing arguments under way in R Kelly sex trafficking trial
The singer has been accused of sexually abusing girls, boys and young women.
R Kelly to be moved to New York ahead of trial in summer over alleged sex trafficking
The singer has been held in Chicago where he faces a separate trial.
US prosecutor says Prince Andrew has 'falsely' claimed he tried to help sex trafficking investigation
Lawyers for the prince had said the royal had offered assistance at least three times this year.
What we know so far: Jeffrey Epstein's death and the case that was building against him
The billionaire was due to go on trial before his death on Saturday.
US hedge fund billionaire Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking minors
Epstein was convicted previously of paying young girls for sexual massages at his mansion.
US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein arrested on sex trafficking charges, local media report
Epstein, a wealth hedge fund manager, was arrested at a New Jersey airport yesterday after arriving from Paris.
US report criticises Ireland's 'insufficient efforts' to tackle human trafficking
The report published by the US State Department noted Ireland’s use of direct provision centres to accommodate ‘traumatised victims’.
23 trafficking victims who came from abroad helped by Immigrant Council of Ireland last year
That’s according to the Council’s impact report for 2018, which has been published today.
Report on Ireland's sex industry: 'Highly organised, thriving in every county'
A report compared the legislative approaches in six EU countries to tackling human trafficking in prostitution.
Children are being trafficked into Ireland by their own families for exploitation by the sex trade
The majority of the ringleaders of child trafficking into the EU are female according to Europol.
Irish service supported 109 people affected by sex trafficking last year
The nationalities that had the highest access rate to Ruhama’s casework service were Nigerian (63 cases) and Irish (41)
Smallville actress charged for alleged sex trafficking role in cult-like group
Women were recruited to the purported self-help group which forced them to have sex with its leader.
Harvey Weinstein sued for alleged 'sex trafficking' in Cannes
Aspiring British actress Kadian Noble has accused Weinstein of inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her.
'Most prostitution here is run by organised crime gangs': Irish service helped 92 victims of sex trafficking in 2016
Ruhama worked with 304 women of 37 nationalities last year.
Mother accused of forcing woman to have sex with men is acquitted over 'conflict in the evidence'
Joy Imasogie had pleaded not guilty.
Man due in Dublin court as part of four-year sex trafficking probe
In 2012, gardaí identified a number of Polish women as victims of sexual exploitation.
'One woman didn't even know she was in Ireland': The reality of being sold for sex
Women are trafficked across countries and continents – some having been sold by family members or friends.
US authorities charge 17 people with sex trafficking of hundreds of women
“The 17 people charged in this indictment ran a highly-sophisticated sextrafficking scheme,” a US attorney said.
'The ugly truth about prostitution is that without various forms of force it would collapse'
Former sex workers are calling on the government to pass the Sexual Offences Bill which would make buying sex illegal.
Woman forced to work in Irish brothel to 'repay her debt'
It was the group’s second busiest year since it began working in the area a decade ago.
'This Christmas Day there will be women in brothels around the country'
Prostitution charity Ruhama found an increase in the women accessing its services last year.
Sex traffickers 'controlled victims using voodoo'
They resorted to “traditional Juju voodoo practices, including animal sacrifices” to control their victims.
'Sex trafficked teens promised new life but dream becomes nightmare at Dublin Airport'
The Immigrant Council of Ireland says the past year has been its busiest to date in terms of sex trafficking cases.
New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders
There has been a wide welcome for new offences against child grooming and buying sex.
Clever campaign uses Tinder to tell men about Irish sex trafficking
Have you swiped on this profile?
Irish health care professionals are not able to identify sex trafficking victims
A study has found that there are no Irish guidelines to assist health care professionals.
Sex trafficking victims 'in danger of abuse in Direct Provision'
That’s according to agencies who have contacted the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald.
FBI rescue 168 children from child sex trafficking and arrest 281 pimps
The arrests were part of a week-long enforcement by the FBI.
Gardaí believe sex traffickers use voodoo rituals on their victims
Seven victims of human trafficking were identified in Ireland over the past 48 hours.
EU Commissioner calls for continued pressure by police to combat sex trafficking
Cecilia Malmström made the call in a pre-recorded address to a major conference of trafficking experts being held in Dublin.
Couple who ran London prostitution ring to be sentenced today
Officers found 120 phones, 50 Polish identity cards and £24,000 in cash in the home of a couple who admit forcing women into prostitution.