Image Should Australia introduce a public sex offenders register? But do we want this to be a reality in Australia? Currently our sex offenders register is closed to the government - so should it be made public? A mother of a teenage daughter has been jailed for six years and 11 months after keeping her daughter as a sex slave and selling her body to men some times over a two-year period.
She was sold as many as five times a day. The teen, who has permanent name suppression, escaped her horror in November and fled to police. Avneensh Sehgal, the partner of Lata, pleaded guilty to dealing in underage people for sexual exploitation and receiving earnings from underage sexual exploitation just minutes after Lata was sentenced.
Sehgal was due to go to trial next week and will now be sentenced next month. It is the first case of its kind in New Zealand under a specific subsection of the Crimes Act, Crown prosecutor Natalie Walker told the court. She said the offending was without precedent and should be denounced in the most explicit terms. The teen, in her victim impact statement read to the court, said she now suffers from regular pain as a result of her trauma and has mental health issues.
I wonder what I did to deserve my mum? All I wanted was your love as a child, teenager, and your girl. He imposed a minimum period of imprisonment of three years and five months. Lata told her daughter to begin work as a prostitute to help feed her family when she was just 14 years old, court documents read. Despite refusing, the teen was sold for the first time on her 15th birthday. Over the next year-and-a-half, the teen was kept as a prisoner inside a Papatoetoe home and sold as a sex slave to men an estimated times.
The teen had moved to New Zealand from Fiji with her mother and brothers just a year before her horror began. However, their visitor visas expired and they began living as illegal immigrants, court documents show. The teen was unable to enrol in school without alerting immigration authorities and the family soon ran out of money to pay for food.
Because the now year-old has no legal status in New Zealand, she said she was academically behind her peers as a result of not attending school. To remedy their financial woes, Lata placed an advertisement on the website Craigslist which offered her daughter for sexual services. Another ad was bought for the classified section of the New Zealand Herald. As business increased, Lata arranged for an advertisement and photo shoot with the online escort agency New Zealand Girls.
The teen, who was forced to pay rent and bills with the money she earned from selling her body, discovered she was pregnant in mid but was told by her mum to keep working to pay for an abortion, which she later had. Lata had herself been a prostitute and the court heard that this was the life she knew.