Sentences ranged from four to 11 years’ imprisonment.
One trafficker, whose husband was also convicted, had her sentence reduced to two years’ probation as a result of her cooperation and to take care of her children.
Armenia statutory rape law is violated when an individual over age 18 has consensual sexual contact with a person under age 16. Close in age exemptions, commonly known as "Romeo and Juliet laws" in the United States, are put in place to prevent the prosecution of individuals who engage in consensual sexual activity when both participants are significantly close in age to each other, and one or both partners are below the age of consent.
Because there is no close-in-age exemption in Armenia, it is possible for two individuals both under the age of 16 who willingly engage in intercourse to The Age of Consent ranges from as low as 11 to as high as 20 years old across the world.
Some children work in agriculture, construction, and service provision within the country.
Men in rural areas with little education and children staying in child care institutions remain highly vulnerable to trafficking.
Judges inexperienced with trafficking cases were reportedly less sensitive to victims, taking little account of the vulnerability and psychological experience of victims.
Armenia prohibits both sex trafficking and labor trafficking through Articles 132 and 132-2 of its criminal code, which prescribe penalties of five to 15 years’ imprisonment—penalties that are sufficiently stringent and commensurate with those prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape.The government conducted training sessions and awareness-raising programs on human trafficking, including forced labor, for hundreds of personnel.The Ministry of Social and Labor Affairs conducted trafficking-related training for over 250 civil servants; approximately 340 police employees and regular officers were trained at the Police Academy, and the Ministry of Justice implemented mandatory training for officers and employees of corrections institutions.Armenian courts convicted 15 traffickers in 2013, compared to 10 convicted in 2012.In one case, three men and five women were convicted for trafficking eight women and girls to the UAE.The Government of Armenia fully complies with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.