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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Grandma’s Body Found In Storage Unit After 17 Years

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Employees at the U-Stor Self Storage in Clearwater, Florida received a gruesome surprise on Thursday when they discovered the corpse of a woman whose body had been stored within a unit in the storage center for the past 17 years.
Kevin McKeon, the manager at the self-storage facility made the shocking discovery on Thursday after a customer revealed that her family had held their grandmother’s corpse in a rented unit since 1995. McKeon says that he became aware of the situation after he called a tenant earlier this week to inform her that she was behind on payments. McKeon informed the renter that the contents of the unit would soon be auctioned off, according to the Tampa Bay Times
When McKeon got in touch with the renter, he says she gave him a bit of bizarre news. The renter, the woman’s granddaughter, informed McKeon that he could not dispose of the possessions inside the unit, because one of the possessions was the corpse of her grandmother.
“She called and said, ‘My mother told me on her death bed that Grandma is in the storage unit. You can’t sell our stuff,’” Joelle Castelli, a Clearwater police spokeswoman, told the Tampa Tribune.
Because of the bizarre nature of the conversation, McKeon says he did not even check the unit until Thursday because he was skeptical about the claims. He was alarmed to find a long, blue casket within the unit, containing the corpse of the grandmother, and he immediately contacted the Clearwater Police Department.
Officials have since located the death certificate for the grandmother, who died in 1995, according to the Orlando Sentinel, and was reportedly properly prepared for burial, according to MSNBC.
So far, no charges have been filed.
In an update to the original story, Huffington Post was able to obtain the following information regarding the case.
“Authorities with the Clearwater Police Department have identified the grandmother as Ann Bunch, born Jan. 1, 1900, as well as the daughter and granddaughter, Bobbie Barnett Hancock born Dec. 25, 1929 and Rebecca Ann Fancher born May 27, 1957, respectively. Police are still investigating and do not anticipate charging Fancher with any crime.”
Source: Huffington Post 

Men Jailed For Using Teenager As Sex Slave

Three men who abducted a 13-year-old girl from the streets of London and forced her to become a sex slave are jailed.

Composite of (L to R) Hamza Ali and Suran Uddin convicted of abusing 13-year-old girl and treating her as a sex slave
Ali (L) was jailed for five years and Uddin for 15 at Norwich Crown Court
Three men who abducted a vulnerable 13-year-old girl from the streets of London and forced her to become their sex slave have been jailed.
The girl was subjected to sexual abuse over four days after being persuaded to travel with the men to Ipswich in Suffolk in July last year.
Mohammed Sheikh, Hamza Ali and Suran Uddin were all convicted of trafficking and sex offences following a trial earlier this year.
At Norwich Crown Court on Friday, Judge Nicholas Coleman said their victim - who cannot be identified for legal reasons - had been left traumatised by the ordeal.
He said: "Instead of helping this girl find refuge, you were all intent on sexually exploiting her for your own ends.
"She was taken to a town she'd never visited, a house she had never been to, in the company of men she had never met.
"All three of you treated her like a piece of meat and passed her about."
Sex slave court case Mohammed Sheikh
Mohammed Sheikh was also sentenced to eight years in prison
Uddin was jailed for 15 years, Sheikh will serve eight years and Ali five years.
All three were placed on the sex offenders' register and Sheikh and Ali could face deportation to Somalia, their home country.
Jurors heard how the men took advantage of the girl's "youth and naivety" to persuade her to get into a van, driven by Uddin.
Prosecutor Riel Karmy-Jones said: "They plied her with drugs and alcohol and made promises that they would take care of her and give her anything she wanted.
"She was treated as little more than a skivvy and she was raped over the course of four days."
Maria Denine, mitigating for Sheikh said the defendants had not been aware of her background or how vulnerable she was.
Mitigating for Uddin, Scott Ivill said his client was married with two children, aged eight and one, and any custodial sentence would cause his family to suffer.
Lindsay Cox, for Ali, said his client was also a married man.
Uddin, 26, of St Matthew's Row, Bethnal Green, London; Sheikh, 32, of Seaton Point in Hackney, London; and Ali, 39, of Chilford Road, Waltham Forest, London, were all found guilty of conspiracy to traffic in the UK.
Uddin was also convicted of two counts of rape and supplying a class B drug to the victim.
Sheikh was convicted of causing a child to engage in sexual activity and supplying a class B drug.
Ali was found guilty of a sexual assault.
A fourth defendant, Abdul Hammed, 46, of Wellington Street, Ipswich, was cleared of supplying a class B drug, two counts of rape and trafficking.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Three men charged with human trafficking

Khaleej Times

Marie Nammour / 15 April 2013

Three men have been charged with human trafficking and forcing a compatriot woman into prostitution after luring her to travel to the UAE for a job.
The three men, all Bangladeshis and unemployed, are accused with others at large, of deceiving the victim to leave her home country and getting a job in Dubai. However, they coerced her to have sex with men for money.
The three, all aged 33, did not enter a plea in the Court of First Instance. The woman, a 32-year-old maid, said she paid money in her country to a man to issue her a visa and a ticket to travel to the UAE where she was supposed to work as a housemaid for an Emirati family.
On December 14 last year, she was picked up from the Dubai International Airport by the two accused, both at large. She was later handed over to two of the accused on trial, who took her to a flat in Naif area where they sexually assaulted her.
She said she saw other men and women kissing and hugging in the flat. She was locked up in the guarded flat and was told by the women there that she would work in prostitution. She cried as she did not want to work as a prostitute and begged to be left to return to Bangladesh.
One of the accused fooled her saying he would take her to the family for which she would work as a maid, but he took her to another flat where he sexually assaulted her again. When he took her down the building to hail a cab, she shouted for help and a compatriot passerby called the police.
A policeman recounted in the investigation that a runaway accused in the case approached him while working in a construction site near his house.
The accused offered ‘his relative’, the complainant, to work as a housemaid for his family. The policeman’s relative issued a visa for the maid and finalised the procedures of her arrival.
However, when she came to the airport the accused took the maid and left. They evaded him ever since.
He and the woman’s brother filed a police complaint.
The woman’s brother testified that he got a call from her telling him that she was imprisoned by men who were asking for Dh5,000 to let her go.
The police arrested the defendants and freed the woman

EU issues report on human trafficking


Human Rights

EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom has issued the first report on human trafficking in the EU. The figures show that while there is an increasing number of victims, convictions of perpetrators have gone down.
At a press conference in Brussels on Monday, Malmstrom introduced the results of the European Commission study that analyzed human trafficking in the EU from 2008 to 2010.
According to the figures, there were over 23,000 identified or presumed victims of human trafficking over the three-year period. This represents an increase of 18 percent in the number of victims, but at the same time, the number of convictions has dropped by 13 percent.
Despite an agreement reached two years ago by the European Parliament on new measures to prevent and combat human trafficking and to protect victims of the crime, only six of the EU's 27 members had ratified the measures at the national level ahead of last week's deadline. Germany was among the 21 nations that had not ratified the measures.
"It is difficult to imagine that in our free and democratic EU countries, tens of thousands of human beings can be deprived of their liberty and exploited, traded as commodities for profit," said Malmstrom in a press conference. "I am very disappointed to see that, despite these alarming trends, only a few countries have implemented the anti-trafficking legislation and I urge those who have not yet done so to respect their obligations."
EU members must 'stop dragging their feet'
Malmstrom added that the lack of binding legal framework in the 21 EU countries was surprising given that all member states had strongly supported the measures when they were introduced and quickly approved in 2011.
"It is high time for member states to stop dragging their feet," she said.
The EU directive would provide a common definition of the crime of human trafficking across the bloc, meaning it would be viewed as equally severe in every country. The measures would also provide proper support to victims of trafficking crimes.
According to Malmstrom, it is difficult for police to convict criminals for the crime of human trafficking, saying that sometimes a conviction of a related, but less-severe crime - such as pimping - was possible, but implementing the EU-wide rules would make a trafficking conviction easier.
The Commission's report indicated that 62 percent of the human trafficking victims had been used for sexual exploitation. Other victims were forced into labor jobs or had organs removed for trade on the black market. Most of the victims referred to in the study come from EU member states (61 percent), and come in particularly high numbers from Romania and Bulgaria. Eighty percent of all victims were women and girls.


The EU is pushing for more action against human trafficking and better protection for the victims. But Germany has missed the EU's deadline to implement new rules. Critics say Germany needs to step up its game. (06.04.2013)

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Google Gives $3 Million to Fight Human Trafficking

The Atlantic

The modern slave trade requires a modern system to combat it, and the tech giant wants to help.
Around the world there are more than 65 different hotlines that people can call to report human trafficking. Generally speaking, these hotlines work independently, with little or no coordination. They are operating, Jacqueline Fuller, the director of Google Giving, told me, very "last century."
"The thing is," she continued, "the opposition -- the traffickers -- are using technology in very savvy ways." How could these hotlines compete?
This question, which came out of a Google Ideas summit last July, evolved into a large initiative to organize and coordinate these hotlines, resulting in a $3 million Google Giving grant announced today. With the money, and perhaps some technical assistance too, Google hopes to help to a coalition of three groups -- The Polaris Project, Liberty Asia, and La Strada International -- build a network of existing hotlines, and possibly add new ones as well. The grant brings the total amount Google has given to combating trafficking to $14.5 million.
Jared Cohen, the director of Google Ideas, explains that a network for these systems won't just help connect those in need with the right authorities, but could eventually result in a database that would help these organizations and governments get a better picture of the problem. "For instance, looking at the existing data, we found that the number of reports in the United States of sex workers calling a hotline because they're being controlled by a pimp is double on Wednesday than on any other day of the week," he told me. With more data, and more coordination, other patterns -- seasonal ones, geographic ones, may emerge.
"Human trafficking is one of the oldest challenges that the world has," Cohen said. But old doesn't mean unchanged. The modern trade in humans requires a modern system to combat it, and Google's hoping it can help.