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December 2013


Doctor on Trial for Children Trafficking Charges

by Admin ECLink

Women's Foreign Language Publications of China

December 30, 2013
Doctor on Trial for Children Trafficking Charges

Zhang Shuxia, an obstetrician who allegedly sold new born children to human traffickers, is on trial at the Intermediate People's Court in Weinan City in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

Zhang is charged with selling six children between November 2011 and July 2013 with one of them dying during the commission of the offence. Zhang allegedly gained tens of thousands of yuan from the trafficking.

The court is broadcasting the trial live via micro-blog Sina Weibo account

On July 16, 2013, Dong Shanshan, a local resident in Shaanxi Province's Fuping County gave birth to a baby boy at the Fuping Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital. Zhang, who was deputy director of the hospital's maternity department, told her and her husband Lai Guofeng that the child suffered from syphilis and hepatitis B transmitted from the mother and woul... [more]


Saddle River lawyer admits to sex trafficking of y

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New Jersey Online

December 19, 2013
Saddle River lawyer admits to sex trafficking of young boy across Europe, child porn distribution

Newark - A prominent Bergen County corporate lawyer has pleaded guilty to the sex trafficking of a six-year-old boy across Europe, while separately admitting that he had distributed hundreds of graphic images and videos of child porn, some of which depicted small children being raped.

Edward M. De Sear, 67, of Saddle River, was sentenced in Newark federal court on Thursday to 17.5 years in prison, and was ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution to his victims, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said Thursday. He pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking of a child and four counts of distribution of child pornography.

According to federal prosecutors, De Sear, who was formerly a partner at New York firm Allen & Overy, paid a man cash in June of 2011 to travel with his six-year-old son from Paris to Brussels, Belgium, where he sexually ... [more]


NC man gets 45 years in prison for sex trafficking

by Admin ECLink

News Observer

December 2, 2013
NC man gets 45 years in prison for sex trafficking

RALEIGH A Fayetteville man who held two teenage girls against their will in a Cumberland County apartment last winter and forced them into prostitution was sentenced in federal court on Monday to 45 years in prison.

Christopher Jason Williams, 33, pleaded guilty on July 15 to two counts of sex trafficking of children. Following his active prison sentence, he will remain on supervised probation the rest of his life.

Williams' case, heard in the Raleigh federal courthouse by U.S. District Court Judge James C. Dever III, has been touted as one that illustrates how criminal justice professionals are battling the sex-trafficking industry from a new perspective.

Women and girls who once might have been charged with prostitution are increasingly being treated as the exploited, abused victims criminal justice officials say a vast number of them are.

As this new understanding about th... [more]


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