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Child Criminal Exploitation: ‘County Lines’, Trafficking and Cuckooing

Child Criminal Exploitation: ‘County Lines’, Trafficking and Cuckooing 810833 YJJ0010.1177/1473225418810833Youth JusticeStone legal-commentary2018 Legal Commentary Youth Justice 2018, Vol. 18(3) 285 –293 Child Criminal Exploitation: © The Author(s) 2018 Article reuse guidelines: sagepub.com/journals-permissions ‘County Lines’, Trafficking https://doi.org/10.1177/1473225418810833 DOI: 10.1177/1473225418810833 journals.sagepub.com/home/yjj and Cuckooing Nigel Stone The recent conviction of a Birmingham drug dealer (M.) attracted wide media attention because the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS, 2018a) had tagged it a ‘landmark’ case because, in addition to being charged with four instances of conspiring to supply Class A drugs (heroin and crack cocaine), M. faced five allegations of human trafficking, an offence under the Modern Slavery Act (MSA) 2015 s.2, and was believed to be the first offender to be convicted under this legislation where the trafficking had targeted chil- dren. He pleaded guilty (at a very late stage) on all nine counts. Aged just 21 and part of a larger supply ring M. had recruited at least three vulnerable teenagers who had been reported missing from their homes, two boys aged 15 and a girl aged 14, using them to sell drugs on his behalf in Lincoln, a county town some 100 miles from Birmingham, operating from a small, cold and squalid flat also occupied by heroin-dependent intra- venous users. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Youth Justice: An International Journal SAGE

Child Criminal Exploitation: ‘County Lines’, Trafficking and Cuckooing

Youth Justice: An International Journal , Volume 18 (3): 9 – Dec 1, 2018

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810833 YJJ0010.1177/1473225418810833Youth JusticeStone legal-commentary2018 Legal Commentary Youth Justice 2018, Vol. 18(3) 285 –293 Child Criminal Exploitation: © The Author(s) 2018 Article reuse guidelines: sagepub.com/journals-permissions ‘County Lines’, Trafficking https://doi.org/10.1177/1473225418810833 DOI: 10.1177/1473225418810833 journals.sagepub.com/home/yjj and Cuckooing Nigel Stone The recent conviction of a Birmingham drug dealer (M.) attracted wide media attention because the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS, 2018a) had tagged it a ‘landmark’ case because, in addition to being charged with four instances of conspiring to supply Class A drugs (heroin and crack cocaine), M. faced five allegations of human trafficking, an offence under the Modern Slavery Act (MSA) 2015 s.2, and was believed to be the first offender to be convicted under this legislation where the trafficking had targeted chil- dren. He pleaded guilty (at a very late stage) on all nine counts. Aged just 21 and part of a larger supply ring M. had recruited at least three vulnerable teenagers who had been reported missing from their homes, two boys aged 15 and a girl aged 14, using them to sell drugs on his behalf in Lincoln, a county town some 100 miles from Birmingham, operating from a small, cold and squalid flat also occupied by heroin-dependent intra- venous users.

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Published: Dec 1, 2018

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