- UKR009Case No. 11-1686-11
- UkraineVerdict Date: 2011-10-06Sentence Date : 2011-06-30
In 2010, the defendant, acting jointly with other unidentified individuals, recruited and arranged for the transportation and transfer of several young women who were Ukrainian nationals, to an unidentified person in Moscow for commercial sexual exploitation. The victims were told that they would work as waitresses in Moscow, Russian Federation.Show more
- UKR011Case No. 1-50-11
- UkraineVerdict Date: 2011-11-15Sentence Date : 2011-08-18
In 2008 – 2009, the defendants jointly recruited disabled persons -men and women- with substance abuse issues or who found themselves in difficult family or personal circumstances, arranged for their transportation to the Russian Federation, their transfer and receipt in Moscow and forced the victims to engage in begging around metro stations in Moscow.
The victims agreed to go to Moscow because they were deceived about the nature of the activity they would engage in once in Moscow (they were told that they would sell mobile phones or act as caregivers for elderly people) and about the terms of their stay and payment conditions in Moscow.Show more
- UKR007Case No. 1-171-2011
- UkraineVerdict Date: 2011-07-15
In 2010, the defendant, acting in collusion with other unidentified individuals, recruited and arranged for the transportation and transfer of several young women, to unidentified persons in Cyprus and Lebanon for commercial sexual exploitation. The victims were aware of the type of services they would have to render, but they were deceived about the conditions of the work and the terms of their stay and work and they agreed to render such services because of the difficult financial and/or personal circumstances.Show more
- UKR008Case No. 1-209-11
- UkraineVerdict Date: 2011-09-23Sentence Date : 2011-09-23
In 2006 - 2007, the defendant organised a criminal group involving a person with an undisclosed name operating in Ukraine (and a few unidentified persons operating in Turkey) thatengaged in the recruitment of young women in Ukraine and their transportation and transfer to Antalia, Turkey, for commercial sexual exploitation. The victims were provided incorrect and incomplete information about the conditions of their stay and the remuneration for the sexual services they were asked to provide in Turkey. All of the victims were in difficult family or personal circumstances.Show more
- UKR012Case No. 1-148-11
- UkraineVerdict Date: 2011-11-28
In February 2009 – April 2010, the defendants, acting jointly with other unidentified individuals, recruited and arranged for the transportation and transfer of young women to unidentified persons in Turkey and Lebanon for commercial sexual exploitation. The victims were told that they would perform well-paid work, including prostitution. The victims agreed on the offer because of the difficult financial circumstances they were in.Show more
- UKR013Case No. 1-1522-2027-11
- UkraineVerdict Date: 2011-12-08Sentence Date : 2011-12-08
In August 2011, the defendant arranged for the transfer of two Cameroonian women to an unidentified person for sexual exploitation in exchange for USD 2,000.
He deceived the victims (who were in difficult financial circumstances) by offering them potential employment as household workers in a private house and induced them to come to a meeting with their would-be employer. The defendant was arrested when he received the payment for transferring the victims to the relevant person.Show more
- UKR002Case No. 1-70-11
- UkraineVerdict Date: 2011-04-19Sentence Date : 2011-04-19
In 2010, the defendants, acting in concert, recruited young Ukrainian women residing in the city of Makeevka for their transfer across the state border of Ukraine to an unidentified person located in Turkey for commercial sexual exploitation. The victims were told that they would engage in sexual services but were provided with inaccurate and incomplete information about the conditions of their work in Turkey.
All of the victims were in difficult personal or family situations.
Two of the victims were transferred to the airport of Kyiv from which they had to fly to Turkey but were detained by the police at the airport.
Other victims, even if they had previously consented, did not leave Makeevka either because they changed their mind or because the defendants were arrested during their attempt to cross the state border of Ukraine (i.e. at the airport when they tried to fly to Turkey).Show more
- UKR010Case No. 11-1602-2011
- UkraineVerdict Date: 2011-10-18Sentence Date : 2011-05-24
The defendant was involved in an organised criminal group which recruited young women in Ukraine, transported them and transferred them to Istanbul, Turkey, for commercial sexual exploitation. The young women were in difficult family or personal circumstances and were deceived by the criminal group about the purpose and conditions of their work and the conditions of their stay in Turkey.
The defendant was responsible for meeting with the victims in Istanbul, transferring them to local pimps and arranging for the necessary trips back to Ukraine to secure the extension of visas for Turkey.Show more
- UKR003Case No. 1-26-2011
- UkraineVerdict Date: 2011-05-12Sentence Date : 2011-05-12
In January - November 2007, acting as an organised criminal group, the defendants recruited young women in the Ukrainian city of Krivoy Rog and transported them to Kiev, where they were held in flats that were rented specifically for commercial sexual exploitation.
The business was operated through telephone operators who received orders for sexual services and assigned these orders to the victims (the victims themselves often served as such telephone operators), security guards to supervise the victims while they waited for calls in the flats or while they were buying food and other basic goods, and drivers to take the victims to the clients and back to the flats.
Defendant 1 arranged for the receipt of the victims in Kiev and accumulated and distributed the earnings from their exploitation. Defendant 2 arranged for the transportation of the victims from Krivoy Rog to Kiev and acted as driver himself and was responsible for lodging the victims in Kiev and advertising the services offered in printed media. Defendant 3 acted mostly as a senior security guard. Defendant 4 and Defendant 5 recruited the victims in Krivoy Rog and persuaded them to go to Kiev.
The young women and female minors were all from poor families and/or found themselves in difficult personal and/or family circumstances. They were persuaded to go to Kiev through promises of well-paid jobs as dancers, waitresses or caregivers for elderly people. When the victims were transferred to Kiev they were informed that they would engage in prostitution and if they refused, they were told that they would need to repay the money (around USD 400) spent on their transportation to Kiev and clothes bought on the spot and/or were beaten if they persisted in their refusal to engage in sex work.
The victims lived in small apartments rented in Kiev, had little time for sleep and only ate one meal a day. They did not receive cash for their work (except for minor daily sums (around USD 2.5) each, for food and personal hygiene); they were told that 30% of each client payment for their services would be accumulated in their imaginary “account” and that they would receive their remuneration once they were be in a position to repay their debts and leave. They were also fined or penalised for a number of reasons (e.g. returning in a drunken state from the client’s call, talking loudly, crying, etc).Show more
- UKR005Case No. 1-48-2011
- UkraineVerdict Date: 2011-05-27Sentence Date : 2011-05-27
In the period going from January 2005 to November 2007, the defendant recruited young women and female minors residing in the city of Zaporozhie, most of whom were in difficult family or personal circumstances and had a low income, to engage in prostitution in Zaporozhie and in nearby locations. She withheld a percentage of the money the customers paid to the victims. She also arranged for the transfer and transportation of the victims to Kiev and across the Ukrainian border to Moscowfor commercial sexual exploitation.
The defendant also purchased, stored and sold marijuana.
From 2001 until the end of 2004, the defendant herself engaged in prostitution.Show more
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