Offshore sex web
Jake Molloy, regional organiser of the RMT, the UK’s largest transport union, said that it was “especially difficult” for police to snare criminals offshore.
He said it can take several days for officers to reach a remote oil platform, by…
A German prostitute's self-portrait in a brothel, 1999.
The list of world leaders who used Mossack Fonseca to set up offshore entities includes the current president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, who was director and vice president of a Bahamas company managed by Mossack Fonseca when he was a businessman and the mayor of Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires.
Workers on North Sea oil rigs are being subjected to violence, extortion, sexual assault and voyeurism by colleagues, according to new police figures.
Police have received complaints of 35 alleged crimes on platforms and rigs in the past six years, including the downloading and distribution of child pornography from company computers and rape. The figures have raised concerns among industry figures who fear that the insular environment of offshore rigs has become a haven for criminals who offend largely undetected.
For instance, a study by researchers at the University of New Hampshire found that police nationwide arrested or detained 1,450 juveniles for prostitution in 2005.
That number closely corresponds to an earlier study, which analyzed data from the FBI's Uniform Crime Report, and found that 1,400 juveniles were arrested nationally for prostitution and commercialized vice in 2003.