“Argentina Sentences 10 in Marita Veron Sex Trafficking Case” by BBC News

In this article, BBC News discusses the trial of 10 people who have been charged for the kidnapping and sexual exploitation of Marita Veron.  This is an excerpt from a recent article from BBC News.  The source of this article is http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-26948962

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“A court in Argentina has sentenced 10 people to up to 22 years in jail for the kidnapping and sexual exploitation of a young woman, Marita Veron.

The defendants were all cleared of abducting her in 2012, but a new trial was ordered after her mother, Susana Trimarco, appealed.

She said ‘justice has been done’.

The case shone a light on sex trafficking in Argentina after Ms Trimarco rescued many women in the search for her daughter.

Ms Veron disappeared from the city of San Miguel de Tucuman when she was 23 years old, but has never been found.

Sex workers reported spotting her in several locations in the country, where they said she was forced to work as a prostitute.

The court in the north-western province of Tucuman handed down sentences of 22 years in prison to two brothers, Jose and Gonzalo Gomez.

Seven other defendants received sentences of at least 10 years; a 10th accused was given 15 days of house arrest.”

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