R v. O EWCA Crim 2835
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Nigeria
Court: Court of Appeal (England and Wales)
Sentenced date: 2 September 2008
Purpose of exploitation: Exploitation of the prostitution
The Nigerian appellant travelled to France legally with a passport and visa, fleeing her village where her father wished for her to partake in an arranged marriage with a 63-year-old man. She went to France on credit, having been told that she would have work available to her when she arrived to repay her travel debt. Having no family in this country but an uncle in Paris, having lost her documentation and being scared that if she went to the police, she would simply be returned to Nigeria, she sought shelter in France and undertook to use a false instrument. The Court of Appeal of England and Wales allowed the appeal because of poor procedural protection standards applied before.
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