Huamachuco, Peru: Two Teenage Prostitutes in Police Custody

Posted on June 30, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Human Smuggling, Peru, Police/Military Activity

On June 18, 2013 El Comercio Noticias reported that two females, both from Trujillo and aged 17, were taken into custody by agents of the National Police force after they were found working illegally as prostitutes at a night club in Huamachuco.

Following a police intervention at the “PK2” nightclub, the girls were taken to the headquarters of the Criminal Investigation and Justice Support Division (Depicaj) of Huamachuco pending further investigation. They were then released to the Joint Criminal Court Judge Sánchez Carrión, who will determine whether they will be placed in a children’s shelter in Trujillo or sent to live with a family member. The police have not ruled out whether the teenagers had been brought to the city after being tricked by pimps in the area. Read Article

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