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Two jailed for sex-trafficking Laotian girls, women
« on: October 07, 2011, 01:25:13 AM »
Two jailed for sex-trafficking Laotian girls, women

A Nong Khai procurer convicted of trafficking Laotian women and girls into prostitution was Thursday sentenced to 21 years in prison, while another from Udon Thani was sentenced to nine years.

Sentencing Nang Chomphuwong, 57, to 21 years and Therdsak Tubla, 42, to nine years' imprisonment, the Criminal Court said the pair trafficked Laotian women and girls between 14 and 20 years old for prostitution in June last year.

Told they would be given highly paid work as receptionists in Songkhla, the Laotians were instead taken to work at a karaoke bar in Pattani and forced to prostitute themselves, the court said. Nang seized their passports and demanded Bt15,000 from each of them if they refused to work as prostitutes, according to the court.

The victims escaped the karaoke bar in September last year and reported their ordeal to police.

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