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Prostitute, 32, murdered lover, 71, with axe and hammer

Published by This is Lancashire
20th May 2016


Lancashire
A DRUG addict prostitute bludgeoned her pensioner boyfriend to death with an axe and hammer. After killing 71-year-old Derek Taylor, 'callous' Deanha Leanne Neely, 32, covered his body with a blanket and went on a spending spree with his bank card, the prosecution allege.

A jury at Preston Crown Court heard as Mr Taylor's lifeless body lay in an industrial unit in Blackburn, former Burnley schoolgirl Neely tried to cover up her tracks by taking over his Facebook account and sending out fake messages pretending to be on holiday.

Prosecutor Guy Gozem said the couple had met 18 months before Mr Taylor's death in January, as Neely was working as a prostitute in Blackburn. Having paid her for sex, Mr Taylor had invited Neely to live in the industrial unit he called home in Cross Fold, Blackburn. The jury heard the couple's 'on-off' relationship was 'chaotic' and 'violent'.

Mr Gozem said Mr Taylor would travel to Liverpool every week to buy drugs, which he would then sell, to subsidise Neely's 'serious heroin addiction' and supply her. As part of that arrangement Mr Taylor wanted Neely to stop working as a prostitute, the prosecutor said.

The jury was told the relationship came to a violent end on January 2, when Neely attacked the pensioner with a hammer and axe, shattering his skull.

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Property tycoon, 53, who used an adult website to run a £16m prostitution empire from his 'semi-legitimate' hotels and a converted 20-room brothel is jailed for 13 years

Published in The Daily Mail
19th May 2017


London
A property tycoon who used an adult website to run a £16million prostitution empire from his 'semi-legitimate' hotels and a 20-room brothel was jailed for 13 years today. David Archer, 53, of Essex, recruited 'vulnerable' women to work as prostitutes while cruising around shopping areas, before creating profiles for them on adultwork.com.

He kept the sex workers at his properties, including two hotels and a residential house which was converted into a brothel to cater for large numbers of punters.

Described in court as a 'psycho' by one prostitute, Archer imposed strict rules on the women, forcing them to wear underwear at all times and monitoring them with CCTV cameras 24 hours a day. He recruited one woman after finding her crying at a bus stop and offered her a place to stay in 2015.

Archer also forced one of his victims to pose for explicit photographs before groping her. 'She was scared and she was desperate,' said Judge Sheelagh Canavan. 'She was so desperate to get away she saw just one client to get enough money to leave.'

He was finally arrested in January 2016 after one of his victims called police after being locked inside a bedroom at Archer's home in Hornchurch, Essex.

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'You saw it as easy money', judge tells man caught running five brothels in Bradford

Published in The Telegraph & Argus
18th May 2017


Yorkshire
 A FATHER-OF-FOUR, who kept five brothels at properties in Bradford, has been jailed for two years. Romanian man Nicolae Constantin, 34, moved his operation from one terraced property to another as neighbours became suspicious, Bradford Crown Court heard.

Jailing him, Judge Jonathan Rose told Constantin he had turned to the prostitution industry because he regarded it as easy money.

Judge Rose said: "It was money you would make through the involvement of women in an industry that I doubt any of them wished to be involved with.   It was money you would make with little or no regard for the welfare of those women."

Judge Rose said distress and upset was caused to neighbours who knew brothels were operating on their streets. He told Constantin: "You are a man who could have earned a legitimate living, but instead engaged in criminal enterprises for greed."

Constantin, of Ilford Lane, Ilford, London, pleaded guilty to five charges of keeping a brothel used for prostitution, at dates between September 2014 and August 2015.

The brothels were all set up in rented terraced properties, at Brompton Road, West Bowling; Hampden Place, Little Horton; Ackworth Street, West Bowling; Airedale Crescent, Undercliffe; and Spring Mill Street, West Bowling.

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