The St. Petersburg Police Department began a monthslong human trafficking investigation last May when they were informed that a missing year-old boy from Louisiana was found at a mobile home in St. Police believe that the defendants lured the boy through Discord, an online gaming platform that lets users chat directly with each other. They allegedly used Discord to coordinate picking the teen up and driving him to their trailer in St. When officers arrived at the trailer, they found the Louisiana teen and another year-old boy who had been reported missing from Marion County for nearly a year. Authorities removed the two boys from the home. Investigators believe that in April , the teen from Marion County had expressed unhappiness at his home to a family acquaintance, Eleanor Faye McGlamory. McGlamory, 56, befriended the then—year-old boy and introduced him to two of her friends, Mark Dennis and Andrew Dennis.
When I was a little girl in my native Belgium, I was put to work as a sex slave.
Sexual slavery and sexual exploitation is attaching the right of ownership over one or more people with the intent of coercing or otherwise forcing them to engage in sexual activities. Sexual slavery may also involve single-owner sexual slavery ; ritual slavery , sometimes associated with certain religious practices, such as ritual servitude in Ghana , Togo and Benin ; slavery for primarily non-sexual purposes but where non-consensual sexual activity is common; or forced prostitution. Concubinage was a traditional form of sexual slavery in many cultures, in which women spent their lives in sexual servitude. In some cultures, concubines and their children had distinct rights and legitimate social positions. The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action calls for an international effort to make people aware of sexual slavery, and that sexual slavery is an abuse of human rights. The incidence of sexual slavery by country has been studied and tabulated by UNESCO , with the cooperation of various international agencies. The Rome Statute which defines the crimes over which the International Criminal Court may have jurisdiction encompasses crimes against humanity Article 7 which include "enslavement" Article 7. It also defines sexual enslavement as a war crime and a breach of the Geneva Conventions when committed during an international armed conflict Article 8. The text of the Rome Statute does not explicitly define sexual enslavement, but does define enslavement as "the exercise of any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership over a person and includes the exercise of such power in the course of trafficking in persons, in particular women and children" Article 7. In the commentary on the Rome Statute,  Mark Klamberg states:  .
By Gabrielle Fonrouge. April 26, pm Updated April 26, pm. A Georgia man who forced a teenage girl to be a sex slave in exchange for food — and kept her in captivity for more than a year — is being set free. Michael Wysolovski, 33, got credit Thursday for the eight months he has already spent in jail while charged with first-degree cruelty to children and interstate interference with custody — and will be allowed to remain out on probation for the rest of his year-sentence, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The girl was malnourished, had ringworm and was suffering from back issues she developed after she was repeatedly kept in a dog cage, her father said in a victim impact statement, according to the outlet. Wysolovski met the girl on an anorexia forum online when she was just years-old when she told the man, who is about twice her age, that she was unhappy at her home. He convinced her to come live with him and when she was 16, she walked 3 miles from her Charlotte home and met up with him on the side of a freeway.
By Stefanie Cohen. November 18, am Updated November 22, pm. Nadia Murad grew up dreaming of owning a beauty salon. The youngest of 11 children in a Yazidi family in northwest Iraq, she took photographs of all the brides in her tiny village, studying their makeup and hair.