Imprisonment

Innocence Sold: The disappearance of Sophie Reeder – Sun Sentinel
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Innocence Sold: The disappearance of Sophie Reeder – Sun Sentinel

Third of four parts. It was after midnight, and her father was asleep. Fifteen-year-old Sophie Reeder slipped out of her Fort Lauderdale home wearing a short black skirt, high-top sneakers, a leopard-print coat and headphones. Her hair was neatly twisted into side buns. She took nothing with her. In her bedroom, she left a stack…

Georgian tennis player Nikoloz Basilashvili acquitted of domestic violence charges
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Georgian tennis player Nikoloz Basilashvili acquitted of domestic violence charges

Court acquits tennis player Nikoloz Basilashvili A court has found the leader of the Georgian tennis team Nikoloz Basilashvili not guilty on charges of physical, psychological, and economic abuse, in which his ex-wife, Nelli Dorokashvili, was the plaintiff. The decision was announced by Judge Khatuna Kharchilava. Nikoloz Basilashvili case One of the country’s most popular…

Innocence Sold: Despite law, sex trade flourishes at hotels – Sun Sentinel
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Innocence Sold: Despite law, sex trade flourishes at hotels – Sun Sentinel

First of four parts. The assault spilled into the fifth-floor hallway of the Plaza Hotel on State Road 7 in Fort Lauderdale. Angry that a 17-year-old girl refused to turn over the full $200 take from two sexual encounters with men, Damion Miller allegedly struck her and choked her. She fled the room and ran…

Names of eight Jeffery Epstein associates to be revealed following court order
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Names of eight Jeffery Epstein associates to be revealed following court order

  Names of multiple “John Does” who have kept their identities under wraps in the aftermath of the court battle between an accuser of Jeffery Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell were ordered unsealed by a judge Friday. Judge Loretta Preska determined that the public interest superseded the privacy concerns of eight anonymous people mentioned in various…

“Andor” shows how exploitation leads to the Dark Side, from bureaucratic drudgery to prison labor
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“Andor” shows how exploitation leads to the Dark Side, from bureaucratic drudgery to prison labor

There are enough stories about the wrongfully convicted to make the circumstances that land the titular hero of “Andor” in prison seem entirely plausible. In the drama’s seventh episode, “Announcement,” Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor is hiding out beachside in a place called Niamo. He has money, romantic companionship and an appropriately low profile under the…

In Dialogue with Malawi, Experts of the Committee against Torture Commend Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking, Ask about Access to Lawyers and the Definition of Torture
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In Dialogue with Malawi, Experts of the Committee against Torture Commend Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking, Ask about Access to Lawyers and the Definition of Torture

The Committee against Torture today concluded its consideration of the initial report of Malawi, with Committee Experts commending efforts to combat human trafficking, and raising questions about access to lawyers and the definition of torture. Anna Racu, Committee Vice Chairperson and Co-Rapporteur for Malawi, said that it was positive that Malawi had adopted the Trafficking…

Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Compel Labor by Three Minors and to Transporting a Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity
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Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Compel Labor by Three Minors and to Transporting a Minor with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity

ALEXANDRIA, La. – Assistant Attorney General Clarke and United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that Darnell Fulton, 38, of Pineville, Louisiana, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to compel labor by three minors and to transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. According to the plea agreement, between June 2016 and…

Human Trafficking: Woman Jailed For Procuring Women For Pr#stitution – Tori.ng
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Human Trafficking: Woman Jailed For Procuring Women For Pr#stitution – Tori.ng

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in a statement on Monday, October 17, 2022, said its Benin Zonal Command secured her conviction on October 13. A 42-year-old woman, Ogierarakhi Joyce Amemze, aka Mama Blossom has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment for human trafficking. The National Agency for the Prohibition of…

Hunting Ghislaine by John Sweeney review — is she a victim of Robert Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein?
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Hunting Ghislaine by John Sweeney review — is she a victim of Robert Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein?

This is, John Sweeney explains in his introduction, a fairytale told in reverse. The princess Ghislaine Maxwell starts out in a palace and ends up in prison. There are two ogres in the narrative — Ghislaine’s father, Robert Maxwell, a sadistic fraudster, and her former lover Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted paedophile. “She lost everything when…