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June-14-99

Hong Kong: Six Men Charged With Sex Trafficking

In the capital of the province Guangdong, six men have been accused of forcing women into prostitution. Female Chinese migrant workers, traveling from other areas in search of jobs, were targeted by males at train stations who convinced them to return to an apartment where the men would assist them in finding work.

Upon arriving at the apartment, the women were often gang-raped and photographed. The men threatened to send the compromising pictures to their home villages if they did not comply. The women were subsequently forced into prostitution, with the men keeping all of the money they earned.

Police were able to break up this group of men after local residents found notes on the streets written by the women seeking help. Police freed 22 women who had been enslaved by this crime ring.

Media Resources: Agence France PressP - June 12, 1999


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