Address by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart

Trafficking young Jamaican teens for sex

Trafficking young Jamaican teens for sex
22 Feb
2017

In Jamaica, a 23-year-old woman is behind bars after being charged with human trafficking.

She is accused of forcing teenage girls into trading sex for money.

Her arrest comes amid efforts by law enforcement authorities to improve Jamaica's tier two human trafficking ranking.

That means the island is still not meeting the required standards in seeking to eliminate the exploitation of people for sex or labour.

The vendor was arrested after the police reportedly visited her home and found two female minors, ages 13 and 14 in her company, both of whom had been reported missing.

One of the girls told the police they were taken by the woman to several locations where they were made to have sexual intercourse with adult males in exchange for money.