25th April 2015
Some murder cases are harder to solve than others. The investigation into the killing of Mellory Manning — a 27-year-old woman who was assaulted and murdered in 2008 while working as a prostitute in Christchurch, New Zealand — confounded police.
A man has been found guilty of the “brutal” rape of a sex worker in a Blenheim motel in 2013, sending a “clear message” that consent is as important in sex work as it in personal relationships, police say.
Christchurch brothel and escort workers are more likely to experience violence than their Auckland counterparts, researchers say.
University of Canterbury economics and finance senior lecturer Dr Laura Meriluoto, with a team of researchers, analysed survey data on sex workers and found Christchurch brothel workers were more likely to be harmed than those in Auckland.
A man charged with raping a prostitute at a Blenheim motel allegedly said he would kill her if she called police.
On the second day of the jury trial at the Nelson District Court, the prostitute, who has name suppression, saidÂ Jason Brent Ecclestone threatened her during and after the alleged rape on May 17, 2013.
Marlborough residents could be living next door to a brothel without knowing it. An investigation revealed no official means to find out if brothels operated in Marlborough, and where they were. The Marlborough District Council does not have any bylaws dealing with prostitution or brothels.
Sex workers are safer on the streets of Christchurch than Auckland, new research from the University of Canterbury shows.
A report into the likelihood of sex workers from Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington experiencing physical and sexual violence, theft and threats was released today.
A woman who recruited women from Thailand to work illegally as sex workers in Auckland has been jailed.
Naengnoi Sriphet, a Thai national who has New Zealand citizenship, was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment at the Auckland District Court yesterday after being found guilty of offences under the Immigration Act.
A woman who illegally hired foreign sex workers to work at an Auckland massage parlour has been jailed.
in the Auckland District Court on Tuesday, Naengnoi Sriphet, a joint citizen of Thailand and New Zealand, jailed for 27 months after being found guilty of five offences under the Immigration Act relating to providing false or misleading visa information.
No little girl dreams of this dressing room. Anna hunches on the concrete beam scratching around in her bag
for her high heel boots.
The ground is a mat of shingle and damp dirt.