The mother and sister of a 14 year old girl has been charged with forcing the girl into prostitution, the local medial has reported today. The proceedings of the case were held at the Criminal Court today.
Sun reports that the girl was forced into prostitution last year. It has also reported that the mother and daughter has tried to force another girl into prostitution. The newspaper also reported that by the Law on Special Measures to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse, Article 19 (a) – those who are responsible for forcing children into prostitution will be sentenced to a jail term of 20 to 25 years.
The sister of the victim is also reported to have given birth to a child out of wedlock in India, and the case is also being prosecuted by the PG according to Haveeru.
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