By Australian Associated Press. A Florida jury has swiftly convicted a violent pimp who preyed on beautiful Australian, New Zealand and US women and turned them into high-end prostitutes. The jury of seven women and five men in the US District Court in Miami took just six hours after a two-week trial to find Jamaican-born Damion St Patrick Baston guilty of all 21 charges, including sex trafficking and money laundering. The year-old former nightclub dancer, music producer and self-described entrepreneur faces life in prison at his sentencing on September 5, with a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years. Jamaican-born Damion St Patrick Baston, 37, was found guilty of sex trafficking and money laundering after he preyed on Australian, New Zealand and US women and turned them into high-end prostitutes. US prosecutors flew in two Australian women and one New Zealander to testify alongside three Americans who were turned into sex slaves by Baston.
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Kidnapped, beaten, sold and raped: the Daesh group is running an international market in Iraq where Christian and Yazidi women are sold as sexual slaves, a teenager who escaped told on Tuesday. Jinan, 18, a Yazidi, was captured in early and held by Daesh militants for three months before she managed to flee, she said on a visit to Paris ahead of the publication on Friday of a book about her ordeal. Seized as Daesh fighters swept through northern regions inhabited by the Yazidi religious minority, Jinan was moved around between several locations before being bought by two men, a former policeman and an imam. She described to AFP how she and other Yazidi prisoners were locked up in a house. If we refused we were beaten, chained outdoors in the sun, forced to drink water with dead mice in it. Sometimes they threatened to torture us with electricity," she said. They only think of death, killing.
By investing in Dubai, celebrities are giving tacit approval to a hideous society and its obscene values. By George Patrick Published October 02, Faced with rapidly disappearing oil reserves, Dubai, one of the seven United Arab Emirates on the Persian Gulf, has decided to transform itself into one of the great tourist destinations of the world. One of its strategies is to lure celebrities there. It's working.
What many do not know, however, is that the very same booming economy that attracts people from all over the world has turned some parts of the UAE, especially Dubai and Abu Dhabi, into a haven for human traffickers. Many unsuspecting women are tricked into going to the UAE with promises of getting jobs as hairdressers, models, waitresses, chefs, domestic workers and flight attendants. However, they later find themselves in the clutches of traffickers who then use them as slaves or as prostitutes.