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Brazilian Girls Sue American for Sex Trafficking
Equality Now has spearheaded the first ever case of four Brazilian girls who are suing an American for coercing them into underage prostitution for his fishing customers.
This story describes allegations that former fishing tour operator Richard Schair, of Gainesville, Georgia, arranged for the transportation of his American customers to Brazil to have sex with the girls, with one as young as twelve.
The first ever lawsuit is based on the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000. The girls are being presented by King and Spalding, with partner John W; Harbin leading the way.
Documents from court cases in the U.S. and Brazil indicate that Schair's customers included members of the Royal Order of Jesters, currently under investigtion for human trafficking, prostitution and child sex tourism. The Jesters are a secret sub-group of the Shriners, best known for their network of 22 hospitals that provide medical care for burne and crippled children.