Court orders prostitution ringleader kept in custody

To avoid obstruction of justice, prostitution ringleader is to stay behind bars.

August 28, 2017 04:51
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The ringleader of a prostitution ring in two locations in Tel Aviv must remain in police custody until the end of her trial, the Tel Aviv District Court ruled on Sunday.

Noi Hadad and nine others were indicted by the state on June 26 for running rings at Yitzhak Sadeh Street 36 and Tversky Street 4 in Tel Aviv as well as a variety of related crimes, such as money laundering and tax offenses.

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The court explained its decision to keep her in police custody throughout the trial, saying Hadad was accused of “grave offenses... she managed prostitution houses for financial benefit” treating “women’s bodies as if they were currency and assets and not human beings.”

However, since the court social worker was recommending releasing Hadad on bail, the court said that it was only ordering her to remain in police custody because of the combination of her grave actions and the high risk that she would try to intimidate witnesses, including those who had been part of her ring, and tamper with the ongoing workings of the trial.

Further, the court pointed out that prostitution as a sociological phenomenon undermines a variety of society’s foundations leading to many additional problems.

According to the indictment, Hadad ran the ring from 2013 until September 2016 and profited between NIS 16-49 million.

The Knesset has been wrestling with the issue of prostitution for years and has passed preliminary versions of legislation, including this summer, but has still not succeeded in passing a stronger law to tackle the complex phenomenon.

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