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Japan Has Big Issue With Statue of a Kneeling Man

Tokyo questions whether bronze figure in South Korean garden represents Shinzo Abe

(Newser) - A pair of new statues in South Korea of a man kneeling in front of a girl symbolizing a victim of sexual slavery by Japan's wartime military is the latest subject of diplomatic sensitivity between the countries, with Tokyo's government spokesperson questioning whether the male figure represents the...

Prosecutor: NXIVM Head Had Sex With Teen 'Virgin Camilla'

Sex trafficking and racketeering trial of Keith Raniere is now underway in New York

(Newser) - The inevitable salacious details are emerging at the sex trafficking and racketeering trial of Keith Raniere, the leader of the cult-like NXIVM group, and those details started flowing in a Brooklyn courtroom Tuesday via "Sylvie." The New York Times details testimony of the 32-year-old UK woman, who says...

Model Describes Terrifying Kidnapping Ordeal

She woke up in trunk of car after being lured to photo shoot

(Newser) - A British model allegedly kidnapped by a human-trafficking gang in Italy has shared details of her terrifying ordeal. Chloe Ayling, 20, says she feared for her life "second by second, minute by minute, hour by hour" after being drugged and taken to a remote farmhouse, the Telegraph reports. She...

UK Woman: 'Cup of Tea' Invite Led to 13 Years as Sex Slave

Author writes in memoir she had 4 kids while in captivity

(Newser) - "Victims of slavery can be British," the BBC asserts, reporting on the story of a woman who says she was held captive for 13 years by a taxi driver she met as a teen. The tale is laid out in the memoir Secret Slave, penned by an author...

Teen Runaway Saved From Prostitution —by Uber Driver

He got suspicious after picking her up along with 2 women

(Newser) - A California Uber driver played a big part in a holiday miracle Monday night after picking up a 16-year-old girl and two women in Elk Grove. He got suspicious after the women, who cops say are pimps, started telling the scantily-clad teen what would happen when they got to their...

ISIS Documents Set Out Rules for Sex Slaves, Beards

Fighters advised to 'enjoy' underage girls

(Newser) - As ISIS retreats from villages surrounding Mosul, detailed evidence of the group's harsh rule is emerging. In documents discovered by Reuters in recently abandoned ISIS offices near the Iraqi city, the group sets out strict requirements for beard-growing, the proper way of praying—and the treatment of sex slaves....

ISIS Is Using Facebook to Sell Sex Slaves

Escape from captivity is growing more difficult

(Newser) - The advertisement on the Telegram app is as chilling as it is incongruous: A girl for sale is "Virgin. Beautiful. 12 years old … Her price has reached $12,500 and she will be sold soon." The posting in Arabic appeared on an encrypted conversation along with ads...

How ISIS Justifies the Rape of 12-Year-Old Girls

The NYT looks at their systematic use of rape

(Newser) - It's tough to read beyond the first three paragraphs of the New York Times' look at ISIS' systematic use of rape and the religious justification it assigns to the practice. The story opens with the story of a fighter prostrating himself in prayer before and after raping a bound...

ISIS Is Selling Girl Slaves for $124

UN official confirms circulated price list is the real deal

(Newser) - This ISIS release isn't as graphic as a beheading video, but it's no less disturbing. According to the UN's Zainab Bangura, the terrorist group is circulating a pamphlet that lists specific prices for its captives, including sex slaves and infants. Bangura says she's verified the pamphlet,...

Pope Meets Korean WWII Sex Slaves

Francis calls for peace on last day of Asian visit

(Newser) - Pope Francis wrapped up his first trip to Asia today by challenging Koreans—from the North and the South—to reject the "mindset of suspicion and confrontation" that clouds their relations and find new ways to forge peace on the war-divided peninsula. In a poignant moment at the start...

Woman Accuses Idaho Man of Keeping Her as Sex Slave

Woman says she was held 18 months, beaten with hammer and 2x4

(Newser) - Police found chains mounted to the wall and electric wire booby traps around an Idaho home, after a woman told them she'd been held captive there for a year and a half. Oscar Ayala-Arizmendi, 36, has been charged with rape, kidnapping, and possession of a controlled substance, the Twin ...

Nigeria: Abducted Girls Could Become Sex Slaves

14 have escaped after suspected Boko Haram attack

(Newser) - After the mass kidnapping this week of 129 teen girls from a Nigerian school, 14 have reportedly escaped—and the rest may still be held captive. Some 52 were still said by their parents to be missing yesterday, the New York Times reports, but the school's principal put it...

Ohio Man Accused of Trying to Buy 10-Year-Old 'Wife'

Robert W. Thomas Jr. is indicted after placing ad

(Newser) - A federal grand jury today indicted a 37-year-old Ohio man who police say tried to buy a 10-year-old "wife" for $400, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Robert W. Thomas Jr. allegedly posted an ad seeking a young bride/sex slave online last month. "The younger the better, something in...

Spain Busts 25 in Sex Slave Ring: Police

5 victims freed in operation

(Newser) - Spanish police say they've busted a gang of 25 Nigerians who were engaged in human trafficking, Internet fraud, and money laundering. Five women victims of sex slavery were released during the crackdown on the underground operation in Spain, the police say. The gang was using Spain as a springboard...

Man Gets 20 Years in Teen Sex Slave Case

Victim gave emotional testimony at sentencing

(Newser) - A man received a 20-year federal prison sentence today for holding a young woman captive as a sex slave for six years. Edward Bagley, 46, was sentenced after a federal court judge in Kansas City accepted a plea agreement. He pleaded guilty in January to one count of using an...

Japanese Politician: WWII Sex Slaves Were 'Necessary'

Says soldiers needed them to rest

(Newser) - Controversial Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto has defended Japan's World War II policy of forcing women to have sex with troops as a necessity of war, the BBC reports. "In the circumstances in which bullets are flying like rain and wind, the soldiers are running around at the risk...

Sex Slavery Report Packed With Disturbing Details

Outlines 'clueless' UK officials, case of girl raped 90 times in weekend

(Newser) - A new report on British sex slavery slams officials for their "shocking" inability to curb the rise of modern slavery and human trafficking, the Guardian reports. Authors of the massive Centre for Social Justice report, due out tomorrow, offer more than 80 recommendations and criticize the "unacceptable levels...

Book: Gadhafi Abducted Schoolgirls, Raped Them

Former Libyan leader turned girls into sex slaves, says author

(Newser) - We've already heard that Moammar Gadhafi liked sleeping with four or five women a day, but a new book claims that he would kidnap schoolgirls and rape them between reading his emails, the Daily Mail reports. In Prey: In Gadhafi's Harem by French reporter Annick Cojean, a girl...

Teen Held as Sex Slave Knew Captor: Police

They reportedly developed a relationship, but he wouldn't allow her to leave

(Newser) - A teenager held captive in a house for more than three years before escaping with a relative's help initially went there voluntarily but wasn't allowed to leave when she wanted to go home, an Illinois police chief said today. He said the 19-year-old St. Louis woman met the...

1.9M People Used as Sex Slaves
 1.9M People 
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1.9M People Used as Sex Slaves

UN report says only 1 out of 100 trafficking victims rescued

(Newser) - Some 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one time, and 80% of them are being exploited as sexual slaves, according to the UN. The head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, told a daylong General Assembly meeting on trafficking that...

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