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  • BRA031Processo no. 2006.33.00.005669-9
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  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2006-12-18
    Sentence Date : 2006-12-18
  • The defendant was arrested at the airport while helping two Brazilian girls board the plane to Spain. The girls were promised well-paid jobs as dancers in a club in Spain, as well as free accommodation and food.  

    The defendant confessed before Court that he had organized international flights for several women, however, he denied that the women were going to work abroad as prostitutes. He explained that the girls were supposed to work as “dancers”.

    The Court concluded that the defendant was part of a criminal group specialized in sending girls abroad for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The defendant was in charge of the organization of the transfer and transportation of the girls, buying the airplane tickets and taking the girls to the airport. Evidence collected during the investigation phase showed that the defendant had purchased more than 35 flight tickets within 5 months to different destinations, such as Rome, Lisbon, Madrid, Ibiza, Milan and Porto.

    The judge found the defendant guilty.

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  • BRA028Processo no. 2006.30.00.000871-5
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  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2006-10-31
  • On 7 March 2006, one of the defendants, Orinelson Nascimento Rodrigues, was arrested in “flagrante delicto” while helping three Brazilian girls leave the country under the guise of well-paid jobs as waitresses and dancers in Peru. One of the girls was underage. The girls were promised a “good” salary, free accommodation and free food. However, the defendant intended that the girls would work as prostitutes in a nightclub “La Rica Miel” in Peru. The nightclub was owned by “Tia” Merthi and “Tio” Bernardo. A testimony of one of the witnesses revealed that Orinelson recruited several Brazilian girls during the Brazilian Carnival. It was proven that the second defendant, Fredy Valentin, was also involved in the recruitment of Brazilian women for the purpose of sexual exploitation in Peru.

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  • BRA019Processo nº 0001389-24.2002.4.03.6113
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  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2011-12-13
    Sentence Date : 2011-12-13
  • Between 1996 and 2002, the defendant Sandra Regina Paim, with the purpose of profit, promoted the output of several Brazilian women to Spain, where they would work as prostitutes.

    The criminal prosecution was established from the brief of the victim E.G., who reported that the defendant had offered her to work as a prostitute at a casino, located in the city of Castellon Della Plana, Spain. Once the victim accepted the proposal, the defendant convinced the mother of E.G. to let her go, organized the trip, paid for the tickets and documents needed.

    E.G. was not the only victim of Sandra Regina Paim, the defendant recruited several Brazilian women for the same purpose. E.G. said in her testimony that Sandra arranged a meeting to explain the details of the trip. During the meeting the defendant introduced the women to a Spanish man known as Pepe and explained that she would gain one thousand dollars for each woman she sends to Spain.

    Due to some problems, the victim E.G. decided to return to Brazil. Trough the intervention of Brazilian Police, via Interpol, she returned. However, on February 20, 1998, just a few days after the victim came back to Brazil, the defendant sought the victim, forcing her to return to Spain to pay off her debt. The defendant threatened the victim, who decided to go back. The victim was robbed on the day of her departure, which made her stay in the city of Franca, Brazil.

    Another victim, E.M.R., in her deposition endorsed the statements of E.G. about the fact that Sandra Paim promoted the output of Brazilian women for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation. She reported that the defendant persuaded her to work as prostitute in Spain, what she did during three months. She also informed that in the same month of her departure, many other women were sent to Spain by Sandra Paim.

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  • BRA039Processo n 0004205-40.2011.404.0000
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  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2011-08-18
  • The defendants Maribel Fernandes Pinto, Ernani Fernandes da Silva and Jaime Lorensi promoted the output of the victims H.B.F.S., C.O.M. and E.L.G. for the purpose of sexual exploitation in Germany. The defendants used deception and abused of the vulnerability of the victims. On February 25 of 1999, the victims travelled  to Hamburg, Germany. Once the victims arrived in Germany with the defendant Jaime, they all were deported by the argument that they didn’t have economic means to maintain themselves in that country. They also promoted the output of the victim A.H. with the use of fraud for the purpose of sexual exploitation in Spain. The defendants had offered to the victim A.H. the opportunity to work in Spain with the tubular furniture field. Arriving in Spain she was submitted to sexual exploitation at the nightclub “La Tortuga” in Ibiza. She refused to do so and was forced to sell drinks at the same club. The defendant Maribel Fernandes was responsible for the recruitment of the victims and harboured some victims in her residence. The defendant Ernani Fernandes paid for all the costs of the trip, including for the documents necessaries.  The defendant Jaime Lorensi was contracted by the defendant Ernani Fernandes to coordinate the victims’ travel, was responsible for the reception of the victims at the airport, giving them all the documents necessaries for the trip, and even accompanied the victims during the travel to Germany.

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  • BRA041Processo n 0017108-17.2010.4.05.0000
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  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2011-11-30
    Sentence Date : 2011-11-30
  • On January 07, 2010, the defendant Andreas Schwarz promoted the output of the victim J.D.P.A. for the purpose of sexual exploitation to Switzerland.

    Once in Switzerland, the victim J.D.P.A. was forced to work as prostitute, being kept locked in a “private jail” and the defendant also forced the victim to pay him about a thousand Swiss francs a day. Each program was worth about two hundred Swiss francs.

    The investigation began after the deposition of M.C.C.S. who had a relationship with the defendant Andreas Schwarz. M.C.C.S. discovered what happened to the victim J.D.P.A. by phone messages sent by the victim describing that she was in a terrible and dangerous situation. M.C.C.S. also described the modus operandi used by the defendant Andreas Schwarz to choose the women he would take to Europe for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Initially, he deceived the victims pretending to be in love with them, and after having gained their trust, he asked them to get other women interested to work in Europe. The defendant arranged the trips and even paid for their passports.

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  • BRA022Processo nº 0007379-88.2000.4.03.6105
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  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2012-07-08
    Sentence Date : 2012-07-08
  • The defendant promoted the output of several Brazilian women for the purpose of sexual exploitation in Europe.

    In June 1999, the defendant sent the victims S.P.J. and C.E. to Benicaci-Castellon, Spain, where they would work as prostitutes at the club known as Capricho. The defendant provided them with about U$400,00, tickets and housing. In 2002, she sent the victim P.F.T. to Spain for the same purpose of sexual exploitation. The defendant was also responsible for organizing the trip, paying for the tickets and housing.

    According to P.F.T.'s testimony, the defendant had not informed her about the conditions of the work in Spain. The victim also said that the expenses for the trip were later paid back to the defendant from her earnings as a prostitute in the club BACOS, where she was forced to work until she could pay for the whole expenses.

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  • BRA008Processo nº 2004.81.00.006158-0
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  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2012-03-12
    Sentence Date : 2012-03-07
  • The defendant approached the victims promising better life conditions and a job abroad, in order to convince them to go to Spain. Once their confidence was gained, the defendant was responsible for the purchase of tickets and luggage and for arranging documents that were necessary to leave the country. Once in Spain, the victims were obliged to prostitute in order to pay for their travel and other expenses.

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  • BRA010Ministerio Publico Federal v Andreas Schwuarz
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  • Brazil
  • The defendant has promoted the victim’s travel from Brazil to Europe (initially to Germany, then to Switzerland), the place where the victim was sexually explored as a prostitute and was kept in a false imprisonment.

    The defendant obliged the victim to charge 200 Francos of each of client and to present a minimum daily income 1.000 Francos.

    During the investigations was found that the modus operandi used by the defendant to bring girls to Europe for prostitution was: initially he simulated the advent of a feeling between him and the victim, after he had won their trust, he offered them "work" in Europe providing yet passports and payment of all relevant expenses; once arrived in Europe, he forced them into prostitution.

    An official document n. 87/88 issued by the German Embassy in Brasilia, indicates the involvement of the accused in several other previous offenses, including prostitution, and even condemnation in Germany.

    For Judge of the case was sufficiently proven that the defendant promoted the exit of the victim J.D.P.A. of Brazil to Europe (primarily Germany, then to Switzerland), where there was exploitation of the prostitution.

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  • BRA032Processo nº 96.03.087722-0
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  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 1997-10-21
    Sentence Date : 1997-10-21
  • The defendants M.S.S. and I.D.M., both Brazilian citizens, knew each other as they both lived in Asturias, Spain. They had met when M.S.S. was unemployed and I.D.M. offered her a waitress job (and later a manager job) in her bar. The bar also served as a brothel. In October 1995, I.D.M. recruited four Brazilian women in a nightclub in Sao Paulo under the guise of working as waitresses in her bar in Spain for a monthly salary of USD 4,000. However, her real intention was to employ them as prostitutes. She arranged the travel and passports for the women and asked M.S.S. to assist with the transportation to the airport. M.S.S. agreed as she was coincidentally in Brazil at that time due to medical problems of her father and son. On the day of the departure to Spain (12 October 1995), the Civil Police received an anonymous phone call which led to a place where I.D.M. and four women were planning to board a bus towards the Cumbica International Airport. M.S.S. was already waiting for them at the airport. The policemen found I.D.M. and the women ready to board the bus. They discovered four airplane tickets to Spain with the victims’ names and USD 4,500 carried by I.D.M. I.D.M. was arrested, as was M.S.S.

    The defendants were charged with attempted international trafficking in persons for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

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  • BRA043Processo n 2001.71.03.001661-4
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  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2003-01-10
    Sentence Date : 2003-01-10
  • On August 29, 2001, the defendants Manuel Roberto Sosa and José Genilson Carvalho were arrested in flagrant delicto while trying to promote the output of the victims J.B. and K.L.T.D. for the purpose of sexual exploitation to Argentina.

    The defendant Manuel Roberto Sosa is the owner of a nightclub in Argentina. In cooperation with the second defendant José Genilson Carvalho, the defendant Manuel Roberto recruited women to work as prostitutes at his club.

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