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From TheJournal.ie What we know so far: Jeffrey Epstein's death and the case that was building against him Jeffrey Epstein

What we know so far: Jeffrey Epstein's death and the case that was building against him

The billionaire was due to go on trial before his death on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie US hedge fund billionaire Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking minors Jeffrey Epstein

US hedge fund billionaire Jeffrey Epstein charged with sex trafficking minors

Epstein was convicted previously of paying young girls for sexual massages at his mansion.

From TheJournal.ie US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein arrested on sex trafficking charges, local media report New York

US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein arrested on sex trafficking charges, local media report

Epstein, a wealth hedge fund manager, was arrested at a New Jersey airport yesterday after arriving from Paris.

From TheJournal.ie US report criticises Ireland's 'insufficient efforts' to tackle human trafficking Human Trafficking

US report criticises Ireland's 'insufficient efforts' to tackle human trafficking

The report published by the US State Department noted Ireland’s use of direct provision centres to accommodate ‘traumatised victims’.

From TheJournal.ie 23 trafficking victims who came from abroad helped by Immigrant Council of Ireland last year Trafficking

23 trafficking victims who came from abroad helped by Immigrant Council of Ireland last year

That’s according to the Council’s impact report for 2018, which has been published today.

From TheJournal.ie Report on Ireland's sex industry: 'Highly organised, thriving in every county' Trafficking

Report on Ireland's sex industry: 'Highly organised, thriving in every county'

A report compared the legislative approaches in six EU countries to tackling human trafficking in prostitution.

From TheJournal.ie Children are being trafficked into Ireland by their own families for exploitation by the sex trade Sex Trafficking

Children are being trafficked into Ireland by their own families for exploitation by the sex trade

The majority of the ringleaders of child trafficking into the EU are female according to Europol.

From TheJournal.ie Irish service supported 109 people affected by sex trafficking last year Ruhama

Irish service supported 109 people affected by sex trafficking last year

The nationalities that had the highest access rate to Ruhama’s casework service were Nigerian (63 cases) and Irish (41)

From TheJournal.ie Smallville actress charged for alleged sex trafficking role in cult-like group Allison Mack

Smallville actress charged for alleged sex trafficking role in cult-like group

Women were recruited to the purported self-help group which forced them to have sex with its leader.

From TheJournal.ie Harvey Weinstein sued for alleged 'sex trafficking' in Cannes Allegations

Harvey Weinstein sued for alleged 'sex trafficking' in Cannes

Aspiring British actress Kadian Noble has accused Weinstein of inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her.

From TheJournal.ie 'Most prostitution here is run by organised crime gangs': Irish service helped 92 victims of sex trafficking in 2016 Ruhama

'Most prostitution here is run by organised crime gangs': Irish service helped 92 victims of sex trafficking in 2016

Ruhama worked with 304 women of 37 nationalities last year.

From TheJournal.ie Mother accused of forcing woman to have sex with men is acquitted over 'conflict in the evidence' Trafficking Allegations
From TheJournal.ie Man due in Dublin court as part of four-year sex trafficking probe Human Trafficking

Man due in Dublin court as part of four-year sex trafficking probe

In 2012, gardaí identified a number of Polish women as victims of sexual exploitation.

From TheJournal.ie 'One woman didn't even know she was in Ireland': The reality of being sold for sex Exploitation

'One woman didn't even know she was in Ireland': The reality of being sold for sex

Women are trafficked across countries and continents – some having been sold by family members or friends.

From TheJournal.ie US authorities charge 17 people with sex trafficking of hundreds of women Thailand

US authorities charge 17 people with sex trafficking of hundreds of women

“The 17 people charged in this indictment ran a highly-sophisticated sextrafficking scheme,” a US attorney said.

From TheJournal.ie 'The ugly truth about prostitution is that without various forms of force it would collapse' Turn Off The Red Light

'The ugly truth about prostitution is that without various forms of force it would collapse'

Former sex workers are calling on the government to pass the Sexual Offences Bill which would make buying sex illegal.

From TheJournal.ie Woman forced to work in Irish brothel to 'repay her debt' Trafficking

Woman forced to work in Irish brothel to 'repay her debt'

It was the group’s second busiest year since it began working in the area a decade ago.

From TheJournal.ie 'This Christmas Day there will be women in brothels around the country' Sex Trafficking

'This Christmas Day there will be women in brothels around the country'

Prostitution charity Ruhama found an increase in the women accessing its services last year.

From TheJournal.ie Sex traffickers 'controlled victims using voodoo' Spain

Sex traffickers 'controlled victims using voodoo'

They resorted to “traditional Juju voodoo practices, including animal sacrifices” to control their victims.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sex trafficked teens promised new life but dream becomes nightmare at Dublin Airport' Prostitution

'Sex trafficked teens promised new life but dream becomes nightmare at Dublin Airport'

The Immigrant Council of Ireland says the past year has been its busiest to date in terms of sex trafficking cases.

From TheJournal.ie New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders Milestone

New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders

There has been a wide welcome for new offences against child grooming and buying sex.

Clever campaign uses Tinder to tell men about Irish sex trafficking

Have you swiped on this profile?

From TheJournal.ie Irish health care professionals are not able to identify sex trafficking victims Hidden Phenomenon

Irish health care professionals are not able to identify sex trafficking victims

A study has found that there are no Irish guidelines to assist health care professionals.

From TheJournal.ie Sex trafficking victims 'in danger of abuse in Direct Provision' Vulnerable

Sex trafficking victims 'in danger of abuse in Direct Provision'

That’s according to agencies who have contacted the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald.

From TheJournal.ie FBI rescue 168 children from child sex trafficking and arrest 281 pimps Sex Trafficking

FBI rescue 168 children from child sex trafficking and arrest 281 pimps

The arrests were part of a week-long enforcement by the FBI.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí believe sex traffickers use voodoo rituals on their victims Crime Gangs

Gardaí believe sex traffickers use voodoo rituals on their victims

Seven victims of human trafficking were identified in Ireland over the past 48 hours.

From TheJournal.ie EU Commissioner calls for continued pressure by police to combat sex trafficking Prostitution

EU Commissioner calls for continued pressure by police to combat sex trafficking

Cecilia Malmström made the call in a pre-recorded address to a major conference of trafficking experts being held in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Couple who ran London prostitution ring to be sentenced today Human Trafficking

Couple who ran London prostitution ring to be sentenced today

Officers found 120 phones, 50 Polish identity cards and £24,000 in cash in the home of a couple who admit forcing women into prostitution.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We have glimpsed the human misery which fills the pockets of Europe’s pimps and traffickers Opinion

Column: We have glimpsed the human misery which fills the pockets of Europe’s pimps and traffickers

We cannot pretend trafficking does not exist. Today experts from across the EU will meet for discussions in Dublin to support victims and bring the organised gangs to justice, writes Denise Charlton.

From TheJournal.ie Seven per cent increase in women affected by prostitution seeking support Ruhama

Seven per cent increase in women affected by prostitution seeking support

Ruhama, which supports women affected by sex trafficking and prostitution, helped 258 people last year — providing services to women from 32 different nationalities.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the pensioners’ protest, a little girl taken from a Roma family in Dublin and the NSA spying on the French.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday The 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie 45 people, including 23 children, were trafficked into Ireland last year Human Trafficking

45 people, including 23 children, were trafficked into Ireland last year

In 39 cases, those trafficked were subject to sexual exploitation.

From TheJournal.ie Buying sex should be a crime, selling it should not - Oireachtas committee Prostitution

Buying sex should be a crime, selling it should not - Oireachtas committee

Recommendations that shift the onus on to people who pay for and organise prostitution are welcomed by prostitution support charity Ruhama.

From TheJournal.ie TDs to debate plans to 'name and shame' those who pay for sex Prostitution

TDs to debate plans to 'name and shame' those who pay for sex

Thomas Pringle has plans to change the current system, which makes it illegal only to solicit prostitution but not to buy it.

From TheJournal.ie Campaign against sex-trafficking targets potential punters Prostitution

Campaign against sex-trafficking targets potential punters

‘Real Men Don’t Buy Girls’ is the message of the major social media programme.

From TheJournal.ie One in four sex buyers have met trafficked, controlled or underage females - survey Prostitution

One in four sex buyers have met trafficked, controlled or underage females - survey

The news comes as part of an online survey that was conducted by the Immigrant Council of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Barnardos highlights problem of 'loverboys' in child prostitution Prostitution

Barnardos highlights problem of 'loverboys' in child prostitution

June Tinsely of Barnardos said young men who act as boyfriends to teenage girls coerce them into having sex with other men.

From TheJournal.ie Sex trafficking numbers 'tip of the iceberg' Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking numbers 'tip of the iceberg'

Over 1,000 women for sale on the internet in Ireland, TheJournal.ie told, but few go to police.

From TheJournal.ie Government urged to make paying for sex illegal in Ireland Prostitution

Government urged to make paying for sex illegal in Ireland

A conference in Dublin today will hear that 97 per cent of those working in the prostitution industry in Ireland are migrants.

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