Thursday, June 10, 2004

Case of Sofia Kochik

Case of Sofia Kochik
Tel Aviv, Israel

Convicted and sentenced to four years in jail for trafficking in women, running a brothel, false imprisonment and solicitation.

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  1. Woman jailed for 4 years for running brothel  (06/10/2004)

Also see:  
  • Case of Yelena Yermaleiv


Woman jailed for 4 years for running brothel
By Itim
Haaretz - June 10, 2004

The Tel Aviv District Court sentenced Sofia Kochik yesterday to four years in jail for trafficking in women, running a brothel, false imprisonment and solicitation. Kochik was also slapped with a two-year suspended sentence. Kochik, who arrived in Israel some 13 years ago and began working as a nurse, told the court she had run into financial difficulties and had decided to change her occupation. Yelena Yermaleiv, who was also convicted of solicitation, running a brothel and false imprisonment, was sentenced to six months imprisonment, to be served as community service, and a one-year suspended sentence. Yermaleiv was not found guilty of trafficking in women.



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