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Young woman sentenced to 2.5 years for coercion and human trafficking

Victim pressured into prostitution

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A 21-year-old woman was convicted in Tampere on Tuesday of aggravated human trafficking, making an illegal threat, and malicious damage.
      The defendant was given a two-and-a-half-year sentence by Pirkanmaa District Court, which found that she had used threats to pressure another young woman into selling sex.
The plaintiff in the case had received about 100 clients over a period of eight months, bringing in about EUR 15,000.
      The money had gone to the 21-year-old woman, and the plaintiff had been paid only in food, alcohol, and tobacco.
      The court ordered the defendant to pay the victim damages of EUR 10,600.
The crimes took place in 2008 and 2009. All parties in the case are Finnish citizens.

Previously in HS International Edition:
  Trafficking in humans often hidden away (4.2.2011)
  Number of revealed victims of human trafficking has already doubled from last year (10.11.2010)
  Main accused admits record-large human trafficking in Helsinki court (2.11.2010)
  Victims of human trafficking often not identified in Finland (10.6.2010)

Helsingin Sanomat

  2.11.2011 - TODAY
 Young woman sentenced to 2.5 years for coercion and human trafficking

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