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Sexual Violence

Young Women Rescued From ‘VIP’ Rooms at Seemingly Innocuous Bar
Four young women who were once exploited in “VIP rooms” in a seedy bar in the Philippines are now free. This past month, the local anti-trafficking...
IJM Bolivia Cases Progress at ‘Rapid Pace’ Following New Law
Thanks to a new law, IJM Bolivia has seen “miraculous” developments in the past eight months, according to Greg Tarrant, IJM Bolivia field office...
Australian Arrested in Philippines for Abusing School Children
Michael Refalo, a 61-year-old Australian national, is now behind bars, arrested on two charges of human trafficking by Philippine authorities. The...
New Study Finds Significant Decrease in Children in Cambodia’s Commercial Sex Industry
A new prevalence study conducted by International Justice Mission (IJM) reveals that Cambodia—once “ground zero” for the unrestrained commercial...
Mumbai Priest Arrested in Occultist Ritual Admits to Exploiting Nearly Two Dozen Girls
He was a “baba,” a Hindu priest who had been sexually exploiting young girls. He claimed he had the ability to embody a djinn, “a spirit,” who would...
Trafficking Ring Run by Thai Monks Crumbles with Leader Behind Bars
A Thai monk known as “Pra Chai” is behind bars for trafficking and exploiting teenage boys. Pra Chai is the sixth Buddhist monk to be convicted for...
Strong Sentencing for Bolivian Uncle Indicates Crackdown on Family Abuse
After two years of relentless effort by the IJM team, a Bolivian man has been sentenced to 22.5 years for abusing his 7-year-old niece. Throughout...
IJM Training Exercise Leads to Rescue of Underage Girls
Four girls are now safe from being exploited in the local commercial sex trade, rescued by police only hours after an IJM training session. During...
Life Sentencing for American Expat Sends Strong Message to Sex Offenders Overseas
An American expat will spend the rest of his life behind bars for child sexual abuse crimes committed in the Philippines. A Los Angeles federal court...

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