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Woman Remanded On Human Trafficking Allegations

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A WOMAN was remanded to prison yesterday after being accused of human trafficking.

Abigail Wilson, 20, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt facing four counts of trafficking in persons that were allegedly committed between March and May 26 of this year.

The charges were made contrary to Section 3 (1)(a) of the Trafficking in Persons Prevention and Suppression Act Chapter 106.

It is alleged that the Jamaican, being concerned with others, recruited, received, harboured and transported a woman to and within the Bahamas for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

She pleaded not guilty to all of the allegations and is expected to stand trial in Magistrate's Court on July 12, 13, 14 and 18.

She was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services in the interim. However she has the right to apply for bail in the Supreme Court.

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