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Ealing brothel man sentenced to prison following reports from neighbours

Published by Get West London
19th January 2917


London
An Ealing brothel near a nursery was closed down after residents reported their suspicions about the flat to the Metropolitan Police .

The borough's Broadway Safer Neighbourhoods Team shut down the property in Hilton House, Amherst Road and seized a number of phones and cash.

A male and two females were found at the address together in October, where the male - Marian Tatarascu - was arrested for managing the brothel.

After an investigation into the discovery, Tatarascu, of no fixed abode, was charged with managing a brothel and remanded in custody until he appeared at Isleworth Crown Court on December 21 2016.

The 33-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence and received a ten week prison sentence, a £115 fine and was given a confiscation notice for the money that was seized by officers at the venue.

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Evidence falls short in showing escort was strangled to death in north-east flat

Published in The Press & Journal
18th January 2017


Aberdeen
A forensic pathologist has said the death of a woman was best considered “unexplained” as the evidence “falls short” of saying she was strangled.

Jessica McGraa was found dead in a flat on Aberdeen’s Union Terrace on February 11 last year. Bala Chinda, 26, denies raping and murdering the 37-year-old escort and is on trial at the city’s high court.

Yesterday, consultant forensic pathologist Dr Michael Parsons appeared for the defence and went through his report which stated that from the evidence, he could not “confidently assert” Mrs McGraa died “due to compression of the neck or from smothering”. However, he added in his findings: “But it certainly does not rule it out.”

In another part of his conclusions, Dr Parsons – who examined Mrs McGraa’s body on March 2 – stated: “Due to the lack of certainty and for the reasons discussed I feel that Jessica McGraa’s death is best considered as unexplained.”

Advocate depute Paul Kearney asked if he believed it was “more likely than not” that Mrs McGraa suffered from an “unnatural” asphyxial death. Dr Parsons replied: “I would agree it is more likely, but I still feel I can not be sure that’s the cause of death.”

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Human trafficker who brought women to Bristol for sex has MONTH added to nine-and-half year sentence

Published in The Bristol Post
17th January 2017


Bristol
A 40-year-old man jailed for nine-and-a-half years for trafficking women for sex in Bristol has been handed a month on top – for failing to attend his trial. Vojtech Paloc was arrested in Liberec in the Czech Republic in November last year under a European Arrest Warrant, after leaving the UK before he could stand trial on human trafficking charges.

He was jailed in his absence in December last year after being convicted of two counts of trafficking people into the UK for sexual exploitation, two counts of controlling prostitution for gain and one count of conspiracy to facilitate a breach of immigration law - relating to a sham marriage. Police from Bristol then travelled to the Czech Republic and brought him back to the UK under the terms of a European Arrest Warrant.

Today a judge at Bristol Crown Court considered a further penalty regarding Paloc's failure to attend court.

Peter Binder, defending, said the absence did not cause an acute delay to the administration of justice. He added that his client was not a repeat absentee from court, he accepted he had no reasonable excuse for it and was already serving a long sentence in a country foreign to him.

Judge Mark Horton told Paloc: "You clearly had no intention of attending for your trial in this country. Despite your nine-and-a-half years in my judgement it is essential that this court reflects, for those who think because they receive a serious sentence they can abuse the process of law in this country, a very short consecutive sentence."

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