Prostitution

Persecute, prosecute, pursue: strategy that became a model

By Nathan Jeffay, January 10, 2013

In the late 1990s, Israelis began to hear about the major problem of sex trafficking.

The problem continued for years and as recently as 2005 there were an estimated 3,000 women trafficked in to Israel for sex.

An active effort to tackle the problem reduced the flow and by 2008, most observers agree, there were hardly any women entering Israel by land for the sex trade.

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Brothel owner takes action to clear his name

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 3, 2012

The Jewish brothel owner who was jailed for prostitution activities and ordered to forfeit £5 million in immoral earnings is suing the police and Crown Prosecution Service for damages.

Ian Barnett, who was given a three-year prison sentence in 2008 after admitting running brothels in Manchester, is involved in a number of legal appeals aimed at clearing his name.

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