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Escort threatened to have client's finger cut off unless he kept giving her money

Published in The Liverpool Echo
27th March 2017

Merseyside
An escort was jailed after blackmailing a client into handing over thousands of pounds by threatening to report him for rape. Aneta Brzezinska also told the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, that she would send a gang to rape and beat him and he would have his finger cut off if he did not pay up.

The man, who said he had fallen for 29-year-old Brzezinska after meeting her through an escort agency, even contemplated suicide after she left him financially broken.

Mum-of-one Brzezinska, of Cheapside in Liverpool city centre was locked up for two years and 10 months at Liverpool Crown Court today after admitting two counts of blackmail.

Chris Hopkins, prosecuting, said the man initially paid Brzezinska for sex in November 2013 but the pair stayed in touch and he helped her improve her English. Mr Hopkins told the court: “(The victim) began to suspect that the defendant had a partner and he began to distance himself from her. But in March 2015 he began to go through difficulties in his own relationship and began to have a sexual relationship with her although he did not pay her for this.”

The court heard Brzezinska told the victim she had financial problems and asked for help, and he supplied her with money, on one occasion handing over £1,000 so he could spend the night with her.

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Brothel opposite primary school and Sikh temple closed down after naked women seen outside

Published by Get West London
27th March 2017


London
A brothel opposite a Sikh temple and primary school has been closed after residents complained that naked women were "loitering outside". Concerned Southall residents also said that clients knocked on the wrong doors asking for sex late at night.

After a police investigation, eight Romanian women found at the address in Western Road opted to leave a fortnight later.

Southall Metropolitan Police investigated the property after people in the neighbourhood described customers "knocking loudly on their front door waking them at 2am asking how much it will cost them to have sex." Women were "loitering naked in their garden" and clients were "parking their cars and blocking driveways" according to distressed residents, who share the road with Shri Guru Ravidass Temple and Featherstone Primary and Nursery School.

A Metropolitan Police officer told getwestlondon: "We received complaints about the address around March 10 that it was being being run as a brothel. Southall Green London Police Team (LPT) conducted a welfare visit of the address at the first available opportunity and it became clear that the address was being used as a brothel."

After collecting statements from those living nearby, police said eight Romanian women found in the property opted to leave of their own accord two weeks later.

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Only three women in Nottingham cautioned for prostitution last year

Published in The Nottingham Post
25th March 2017


Notts
Just three women were cautioned for prostitution in Nottingham last year - and none were charged to appear in court. The figure - released by the Home Office - reflects the efforts of Nottinghamshire Police's dedicated prostitution team to move away from criminalising on-street sex workers.

The dedicated task force has cautioned 580 women and three transgender people soliciting for sex on the streets since it was launched in 2004. But the team - headed up by Sergent Neil Radford - will now only caution on-street sex workers "to try to steer them away from the streets".

The task force is instead cracking down on the men who trawl the streets for sex workers, an act more commonly known as kerb-crawling.

Sergent Radford said: "About 20 years ago we would have prosecuted the women at the start. We focus on demand and the men trying to buy sex. We look at support for women who are actually on the street."

Police cautioned 40 men for kerb-crawling in Nottingham last year. Five of them went to court, and there were eight who there was insufficient evidence to prosecute against. The rest went on a course that costs £240 - paid by the men who take part - which tries to get participants to change their behaviour.

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