Ecuador: Missing woman found working in brothel, victim of forced prostitution

Posted on September 12, 2017 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency, Social Issues

eltelegrafo.com.ec (machine translated) reported…The National Police of Ecuador, through the Unit Against the Crime of Trafficking in Persons and Trafficking of Migrants (Ucdtptm), carried out the operation “Fortaleza 89″ through which four citizens of Ecuadorian nationality, allegedly engaged in the crime of forced prostitution. The operation took place in Guayaquil, on Thursday, starting at 10:00 p.m. In coordination with the Office of the Prosecutor and with the support of the Unit against Trafficking in Persons and Migrants Trafficking, Criminalistics, Special Operations Group (GOE) and Dinapen, a house was raided in which Joseph P., Carlos R ., César L. and Gabriela O., managing to rescue an alleged victim. According to the police report, the four citizens, through threats and deceptions, forced the victim to prostitute themselves in centers of tolerance and in the area known as “La 18″. They also fulfilled specific functions such as recruitment, transfer, delivery, surveillance and reception of the victim. The woman, who was missing since Wednesday, June 14 of this year, is from the canton Baba. Evidence found cell phones, documents and cash. Read Article

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