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Manchester: Couple ran 'pop-up brothels' from rented houses

Postby admin » 11 Jul 2017, 23:02

A couple operated pop-up brothels in residential areas around south Manchester and employed Eastern European women as prostitutes, a court heard. Alexe Popa and his former partner Gabriela Diac ran four such enterprises from rented premises in Rusholme , Levenshulme and Longsight , a Manchester Crown Court sentencing hearing heard.

Popa, 30, was the main organiser of the operation, and Diac, 28, acted as a ‘telephone receptionist’ for potential customers.

The court heard there has been a significant increase in the number of ‘pop-up’ brothels across Greater Manchester. This involves properties being used as a brothel housing prostitutes opening for a short period and then shutting down, then re-opening elsewhere.

Prosecuting, Hugh Barton said: “The main difference between these pop-up brothels is that they are unregulated and are not subject to the same scrutiny by the police as brothels commonly known.”

Police initially suspected there may have been human trafficking involved, but found no evidence of this or that the women, who were adults, were being coerced.

Officers submitted a data protection request to websites Viva Street and Adultwork, where adverts for prostitutes were posted. The investigation linked the profiles of prostitutes on the sites, including women known as ‘Annabel’ and ‘Coco Chanel’, to bank accounts, addresses and phone numbers operated by to Popa and Diac. Potential customers would contact the online profiles and then be directed to the brothel by the defendants.

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Re: Manchester: Couple ran 'pop-up brothels' from rented houses

Postby admin » 29 Jul 2017, 15:12

The grim reality of life as a prostitute working in Manchester ’s notorious pop-up brothels has been laid bare - as a pimp who made thousands of pounds exploiting vulnerable young women begins a jail sentence.

Police found hundreds of stark text messages - requesting everything from unprotected anal sex to sadomasochism - on Gabriela Diac’s mobile phone. She and her pimp partner Alexe Popa, 30, arranged for prostitutes under their control to sleep with punters at one of four squalid pop-up brothels in Longsight , Rusholme and Levenshulme .

The couple made thousands of pounds from the Eastern European women who worked for them. Many of the women were young, vulnerable and from poor rural parts of Romania.

Text messages from punters ranged from unvarnished requests for a range of fetishes to dozens of pleas for dangerous sexual practices. Many asked if the women were English. Even more asked for unprotected sex.

In one sinister message a potential customer asked: “Would you be bothered if I booked you and I was smoking crack?” The blunt message lays bare the grim working conditions endured by the prostitutes controlled by Diac and Popa.

Living in shabby rented properties, they carried out their duties from dingy back rooms in terraced houses. In one instance, police found two young women living in a two-up two-down mid terrace in Rusholme. Both crammed into a poky room on two single beds, they shared the space with a cooker and a sink.

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