Argentine court gives long terms for sex slavery

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Photo - FILE - In this March 20, 2013 file photo, people walk past an image of Susana Trimarco that covers a wall in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Trimarco is known for her crusade to find her daughter, Maria de los Angeles "Marita" Veron, who disappeared in 2002. A court in Argentina on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, has handed down sentences of 10 to 22 years in prison to 10 defendants accused of kidnapping and forcing into prostitution Marita, whose disappearance raised global awareness about people trafficking. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
FILE - In this March 20, 2013 file photo, people walk past an image of Susana Trimarco that covers a wall in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Trimarco is known for her crusade to find her daughter, Maria de los Angeles "Marita" Veron, who disappeared in 2002. A court in Argentina on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, has handed down sentences of 10 to 22 years in prison to 10 defendants accused of kidnapping and forcing into prostitution Marita, whose disappearance raised global awareness about people trafficking. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A court in Argentina has handed down tough sentences of 10 to 22 years in prison to 10 defendants accused of kidnapping and forcing into prostitution a young woman whose disappearance raised global awareness about people trafficking.

The search for Marita Veron continues, but after two trials, the woman's mother Susana Trimarco says she's satisfied with Tuesday's verdict. She said she and others have "achieved a bit of justice for Marita and for all the girls."

The court ruled in provincial Tucuman after a new trial was ordered following not-guilty verdicts for all the defendants.

Brothers Jose and Gonzalo Gomez received 22 years for kidnapping Veron. The others received lesser sentences. All but one are being jailed pending appeals.

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