Spot signs of sexual exploitation, police campaign urges

POLICE are highlighting the signs of sexual exploitation as part of an ongoing campaign on modern slavery.

The aim is to reach out to victims being subjected to abusive and sexual acts being performed without their consent.

It can involve being forced into escort work, pornography or working in a brothel and victims can be men, women and children.

Det Sgt Nikki Leach, who heads up South Yorkshire Police’s anti-slavery unit, said: “Sexual exploitation is one form of modern slavery which is most prevalent for us.

Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,spot-signs-of-sexual-exploitation-police-campaign-urges_22820.htm

Brothel and sauna workers in Sheffield denied access to passports, say police

Sex workers in brothels and saunas are being denied access to their passports and forced to work against their will, according to South Yorkshire Police.

In a crackdown on modern slavery across the county, police chiefs hope that raising awareness to the issue of sexual exploitation will result in more members of the public coming forward to raise their concerns.

Detective Sergeant Nikki Leach, who runs South Yorkshire’s Anti-Slavery Unit, said: “Sexual exploitation is one form of modern slavery which is most prevalent for us across South Yorkshire.

Read on… http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/brothel-and-sauna-workers-in-sheffield-denied-access-to-passports-say-police-1-8581806

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