Huamachuco, Peru: Teens Rescued from Clandestine Brothel

Posted on June 16, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Human Smuggling, Peru, Police/Military Activity

On June 13, 2013 RPP Noticias reported that police have rescued two minors forced into prostitution inside the bar “PK2”, located in Huamachuco city, capital of the province Sánchez Carrión. Inside the establishment, police discovered five women, two of them 17 years old, along with five bar patrons. The bar also contained six rooms divided by plywood walls, where police found condoms, lubricants and food, leading authorities to believe the women were not permitted to leave the premises.

Prosecutors ordered the arrest of the illegal brothel’s operators, Yasica Reinaldo Yovera and Richard Quispe Mendoza, on charges of pimping and trafficking. The bar owner was identified as Heiner der Sandoval Castillo. City inhabitants warned that formal and informal mining in the area has brought with it a proliferation of nightclubs, sexual exploitation and trafficking. Read Article

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