- BRA071Processo n 0008821-69.2011.403.6181
- BrazilVerdict Date: 2012-08-06Sentence Date : 2012-08-06
In 2010, the defendants, A.C.C.C and R.M.S., using fraudulent means, recruited four victims in Brazil, to be sexually exploited in Turkey. Instead of contracting to dance for a show club in Turkey, as the four victims were promised, they were sent to Cyprus where they were initially submitted to gynaecological exams and then sexually exploited in order to pay for all the recently accumulated travel expenses - for their flight ticket and lodging. Moreover, the victims had their passports taken and received a small daily allowance of food. If the victims refused to service any client, they did not receive food for a certain period of time or were locked in a room.
Despite objections from the defendants, A.C.C.C. and R.M.S., the victims sent notification to the defendants of their situation in Cypress and were ignored. It was when the mother of one of the victim’s contacted the International Criminal Police Organization, Interpol, that both victims were returned safely to Brazil.Show more
- BRA052Processo n 2008.84.00.003092-3
- BrazilVerdict Date: 2008-10-22Sentence Date : 2008-10-22
There is only limited information available on the facts of the case. At least three Brazilian women were found outside Brazil practicing prostitution. The defendant was accused of having trafficked the women into this situation for the purpose of exploitation.
The court concluded that the link between the women practicing prostitution and the defendant was not established. The defendant was therefore acquitted.Show more
- BRA073Processo n 1997.71.03.001519-4
The Public Prosecutor’s complaint jointly with the Federal Police report, illustrate that the defendant recruited a victim for sexual exploitation sometime in 1999 through fraudulent means.
During the trial, the victim and three witnesses testified. The witness testimonies convey that a brothel exists in Uruguaiana, a city that resides on the border of Brazil and Argentina. The testimonies illustrate that young women are also sexually exploited at this brothel.
Moreover, the victim’s testimony, submitted through a letter rogatory, conveys that the defendant owned a brothel in Uruguaiana and that he has been in her neighbourhood looking for women to provide domestic cleaning services. The neighbours had recommended her as a potential employee. After the victim accepted this job offer to provide domestic cleaning services, the defendant took care of all the border crossing requirements to Brazil. When the victim arrived at the defendant’s house, she provided domestic cleaning services during the day and, in the evenings, was offered the opportunity to work as a prostitute, which the victim immediately refused to do. Upon noticing the victim’s situation, a man contacted the Federal Police and helped the victim quit working for the defendant.
Another witness, C.A.T., testified that he and the Federal Police headed to the defendant’s house to search and seize the victim. Upon their arrival, they found four girls. None were under 18 years of age and one of them was Argentinean. None of the girls claimed they were working as prostitutes. Instead, they claimed to be forcefully imprisoned. Though, when giving their report at a later time, the four girls claimed that they were only spending a month at the defendant’s house and could return to their home at any time they desired.Show more
- BRA011Habeas Corpus No.2.750-PE 2007.05.00.024422-0
- BrazilVerdict Date: 2007-05-09
In 1998, the defendant transferred four women to Spain where the victims were supposed to work as waitresses. Once in Spain, the women were conducted to a night club for the purpose of prostitution.
The criminal organization was exposed when one of the victims, A.C., reported the situation to the Spanish police and Brazilian consular authorities. Both authorities then took the appropriate action to repatriate the victims.Show more
- BRA072Processo n 2001.38.03.002448-8
- BrazilVerdict Date: 2009-09-22Sentence Date : 2009-09-22
The defendants argue that they never met the victims nor did they provide any money for the victim’s travel expenses. In support of this argument, the defendant, I.I.G., claims he works as a real estate agent. In L.Q.L.’s residence, however, sensual pictures and receipts of remittances from Brazil and Spain were found.
Most of the testimonies indicate that I.I.G. owns the establishment and receives victims in both Barcelona and Madrid to sexually exploit them in his establishment.
N.A., a witness related to one of the plaintiffs, L.L.C., testified that all of L.L.C.’s travel expenses were paid by L.Q.L. and that L.L.C. was promised to work in a restaurant. Contrary to such promise, when L.L.C. arrived in Spain, she was informed for the first time that she was a prostitute. N.A. affirms that this happened to other victims as well.
A witness, K.C.S., testified that since her and her cousin first met the defendant, L.Q.L., in the defendant’s residence, both of them were aware that they were going to Barcelona, Spain, to work as prostitutes in the defendant, I.I.G’s, establishment.Show more
- BRA018Processo no. 004159-81.2005.4.05.8100
- BrazilVerdict Date: 2011-11-29Sentence Date : 2011-11-29
The present case concerns the transfer of several women for the purpose of sexual exploitation in 2003. The evidence confirmed that E.Z.G , F.A.M.A and V.R.S were paid for the recruitment of the women hoping to work in Europe as housekeepers and receptionists. Once in Europe (in most cases in Spain), the women were sexually exploited in E.Z.G’s nightclub.Show more
- BRA064Processo n 2005.83.00.006886-8
- BrazilVerdict Date: 2010-02-10Sentence Date : 2010-02-10
In the present case, the defendants were accused of recruiting five Brazilian women and transferring them to Germany for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The defendants were responsible for recruiting and providing all the documents and tickets for the transfer. The victims were contracted to dance in show clubs; however, when they arrived to Europe they were forced to prostitute in order to pay for their travel expenses.
As reported by the defendants, they were not aware that the women recruited would be prostituted in Germany. As far as they knew, the victims were contracted for dancing in a show club.Show more
- BRA062Processo 2008.03.00.020091-5 HC 32474
- BrazilVerdict Date: 2008-09-23Sentence Date : 2008-09-23
Between 1994 and 2008, the defendant, M.L.L.B., was involved in international trafficking in persons for the purpose of sexual exploitation. She was described as a “powerful and respected person in the prostitution business” by one of the witnesses.
In 2008, the defendant was arrested at the airport in Sao Paulo while trying to board two transvestites, J.C.J.S. and J.C.R.G. on the plane to Lugano, Switzerland, where J.C.J.S. and J.C.R.G. would work as prostitutes.
It was revealed that the defendant cooperated with a travel agency called “Casablanca Turismo” to easily issue tickets for the victims. She was also in close contact with a local surgery clinic where the transvestites would undergo a plastic surgery.
After being released from her arrest, the defendant became a fugitive. This later led to a provisional detention request from the Public Ministry - which is the present case.Show more
- BRA060Processo 2009.84.00.005367-8
- BrazilVerdict Date: 2010-09-30Sentence Date : 2010-09-30
According to the Public Prosecutor’s complaint, the defendant was recruiting women to dance in a supposed ballet company between 2003 and 2006. Upon arrival to Europe, specifically to Portugal, the women would be forced to work in clubs called “altere” or “altero”. In these establishments they were allegedly forced to entertain clients and were sexually exploited. The complaint further noted that the victims had already been in debt when they left Brazil, and that was why they were willing to work as dancers and prostitutes in Portugal.
The evidence demonstrated that the victims were recruited through a ballet company in Portugal, which offered jobs as performers in the Portuguese clubs (“alterno”). The “altere” or “altero” was a contract between the women and the club’s owner with the aim to make extra money.
No exclusive relation between the defendant and the victims was proven. Several women, G.A.P, A.S.S. and L.C.C, testified that the defendant was not aware of their “altere” contract. They also informed that the defendant had never seen them prostituting, and always recommended them to show up well dressed, in order to not be confused with prostitutes.Show more
- BRA058ACR 8574- PE (2002.83.00.008963-9)
- BrazilVerdict Date: 2012-01-31Sentence Date : 2012-01-31
In 2001, the defendant was convicted of recruiting and transferring two women to Europe - specifically Germany - for purposes of sexual exploitation.
The defendant asserted the First Instance Court issued a conviction based on erroneous evidence, because all of the victims were aware that they were traveling to Europe to be sexually exploited and, consequently, there is no abuse of the victim’s vulnerability.
In the present case the defendant appealed from the decision above mentioned requesting to reverse her conviction on grounds that, according to Penal Code article 109 IV, suit was barred because the complaint was filed outside the statute of limitations period.
The Court asserted it had jurisdiction to review this case pursuant to Penal Procedure Code Article 61 unique paragraph, which states that the Court may review the punishable term ex officio as a matter of public order. Consequently, the Court rendered a decision in favour of defendant on grounds that the statute of limitations barred suit.Show more
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