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Three human traffickers who fooled women into prostitution in Dubai are jailed
DUBAI // Three men who persuaded two maids to run away from their sponsor before selling them into the sex industry have been jailed for five years each.
The Bangladeshis were convicted of trafficking the two Indonesian women, a charge they denied in August.
One 33-year-old victim told Dubai Criminal Court that she and the other maid were encouraged to flee their sponsor’s home in Ras Al Khaimah after five months in the UAE.
They were taken by one of the men to a hotel in RAK, where they spent the night before heading to Dubai.
"They took me to a flat in Dubai where I was sold for Dh4,000 and told I have to work in prostitution," said the woman, who was locked up and assaulted when she refused.
She was forced to have sex with different men against her will, including one of the defendants, and escaped when she fell ill and was taken to a hospital.
"They gave me Dh500 for my treatment, which I used to hail a cab and head to a police station," she said.
The second victim, 42, said her compatriot made arrangements with the defendants to run away from their sponsor without knowing they would be sold into the sex industry.
"We were both locked up after we refused to prostitute ourselves, but two days later I managed to run away while the man who was keeping guard of the flat fell asleep," said the maid, who also went to the police.
The incident took place in June 2015 but the defendants were arrested in March last year.
A 35-year-old receptionist said he saw the men at the hotel in RAK where they booked four rooms.
"This was not the first time I saw one of the men. He had been a regular guest for over six years and every time he checks in, he comes with different women," said the Indian.
Prosecutors said the men confessed to trafficking during investigations but they denied the charges in court.
They will all be deported after serving their prison terms.
Notorious paedophile killed himself after inmates took out 'contracts' on him, inquest hears
One of the UK’s most notorious paedophiles killed himself in his prison cell after fellow inmates took out “contracts” to attack him, an inquest has heard.
James King, who was also known as Robin Hollyson, was just four months into a 24-year sentence for filming himself raping a three-month old baby when he was found unconscious in his cell at HMP Bristol in January.
He was rushed to Southmead Hospital in the city where he died two days later.
Two suicide notes were found at the scene but suspicions were raised when his cellmate, Cona Ellis, was found “covered in blood” and wearing King’s watch.
Ellis, who raised the alarm, told police that he was asleep and had been woken by “gargling noises” but it was later alleged that he had told prison officer Mike Simmonds he had watched King hang himself but had no involvement.
No charges have been filed and Avon and Somerset Police have deemed the death non-suspicious.
Fellow prisoner John Denham told the jury inquest at Avon Coroners Court that inmates had been taking out “contracts” to hurt King and had threatened to pour hot water on him or give him a “black eye or two”.
His mother, Deborah Wyatt, also gave a statement saying the former IT worker was subject to verbal bullying by the other prisoners and said he feared he may be attacked with a sugar and hot water solution – known as sugaring – which can cause painful burns, the Bristol Post reported.
During one visit, she said he had told her one of his co-defendants had been sugared and he “suggested to us that the attack on Matthew was intended for him”.
King was one of a group of men who were convicted for abusing babies and very young children and distributing the pictures online in October 2015.
The court heard that King had suffered from anxiety and depression which got worse due to the press coverage of his conviction and he had previously attempted suicide.
But the prison chaplain said the 31-year-old had been more positive up until his death after he began bible classes and got a prison job.
After four hours of deliberation the jury recorded a verdict of suicide.
You probably have to look at imagery of death and dying regularly to stay focused on what really counts in life: great sex before you are gone anyway.
Bizarre Japanese physio has fallen in love with a SEX DOLL who ‘doesn’t grumble’ – and forces long-suffering wife to live under the same roof
Masayuki, 45, said: “After my wife gave birth we stopped having sex and I felt a deep sense of loneliness.
“But the moment I saw Mayu in the showroom, it was love at first sight.
“My wife was furious when I first brought Mayu home. These days she puts up with it, reluctantly.
“When my daughter realised it wasn’t a giant Barbie doll, she freaked out and said it was gross — but now she’s old enough to share Mayu’s clothes.”
Masayuki, who works as a physio, takes his doll out on dates in a wheelchair and dresses her in wigs, sexy clothes and jewellery.
He admits to being turned off by human relationships, adding during a seaside stroll with his rubber companion: “Japanese women are cold-hearted.
“They’re very selfish. Men want someone to listen to them without grumbling when they get home from work.
“Whatever problems I have, Mayu is always there waiting for me. I love her to bits and want to be with her for ever.
“I can’t imagine going back to a human being. I want to be buried with her and take her to heaven.”
He is one of an increasing number of Japanese men turning to romantic relationships with sex dolls in a country that has officially lost its mojo.
Experts are worried by Japan‘s plummeting birth rate, which poses serious problems for the future of the economy as it faces a dwindling number of workers.
But a growing number of men — known as “herbivores” — are turning their backs on marriage and traditional masculine values for a quiet, uncompetitive life.
Every year around 2,000 of the life-like sex dolls — which cost from £4,600 and come with adjustable fingers, removable head and realistic genitals — are sold in Japan.
Hideo Tsuchiya, managing director of doll maker Orient Industry, said: “Technology has come a long way since those nasty inflatable dolls in the 1970s.
“They look incredibly real now and it feels like you’re touching human skin. More men are buying them because they feel they can actually communicate with the dolls.”
They are popular with disabled customers and widowers, as well as mannequin fetishists, and some men use dolls to avoid heartache.
Senji Nakajima, 62, tenderly bathes his rubber girlfriend Saori, has framed photos of her on his wall and even takes her skiing and surfing.
He said on a romantic picnic beneath a canopy of cherry blossom: “Human beings are so demanding. People always want something from you — like money or commitment.
“My heart flutters when I come home to Saori. She never betrays me, she makes my worries melt away.”
Senji’s romance with Saori has divided his family and his wife has banned her from the family home, but the Tokyo-born businessman refuses to give her up.
He said: “My son accepts it, my daughter can’t.
“I’ll never date a real woman again — they’re heartless.”
The doll sleeps in his bed in a cluttered apartment on the outskirts of Tokyo, sandwiched between two dolls from previous dalliances and a headless rubber torso.
He admits reconciliation with his estranged wife is unlikely, adding: “I wouldn’t be able to take a bath with Saori, or snuggle up with her and watch TV.
“I don’t want to destroy what I have with her.”
And while the pillow talk is decidedly one-way, Senji believes he has discovered true love.
He said: “I’d never cheat on her, even with a prostitute, because to me she’s human.”
Another doll lover is Yoshitaka Hyodo, whose home in Saitama is an Aladdin’s Cave of dolls, kitsch toys and Japanese erotica.
He lives alone but has an “understanding” girlfriend. She would have to be as he owns more than ten life-size dummies, many of which he dresses in combat uniform to play out wartime fantasies.
The 43-year-old blogger said: “In the future I think more and more guys will choose relationships with dolls.
“It’s less stress and they complain a lot less than women.”
But he claims to have cut down on having sex with dolls.
He said: “It’s more about connecting on an emotional level for me now.
“People might think I’m weird, but it’s no different from collecting sports cars. I don’t know how much I’ve spent but it’s cheaper than a Lamborghini.”
Future doll users can expect more bang for their buck as researchers are developing next-generation sexbots able to talk, laugh, simulate an orgasm — and even remember your birthday.
But for now, Masayuki’s long-suffering wife Riho tries hard to ignore the rubber temptress silently taunting her from her husband’s bedroom.
She said: “I just get on with the housework.
“I make the dinner, I clean, I do the washing. I choose sleep over sex.”
Last month we told how a Japanese fetish doll exhibition celebrating 40 years of the industry attracted hundreds of horny visitors.
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