The Oldest Profession




News of raids, prosecutions, robberies, assaults etc from the world of punting


Man stole prostitute's handbag after she provided sexual services

Published in The Nottingham Post
9th March 2017

A father-of-two must pay £100 to a prostitute for stealing her handbag after she provided sexual services on the Forest Recreation Ground. Constantin Agapi was also fined £150 and told by presiding magistrate Len Miller: "The compensation includes a small element for distress over an extraordinary unpleasant incident for her."

The Nottingham court heard that Agapi had been drinking and "decided to engage the services of a prostitute," said Lee Shepherd, prosecuting. Later her handbag was stolen containing a mobile phone and £70 cash. Police found the bag nearby and returned it to the woman.

Mr Shepherd added: "This was a breach of trust in engaging a prostitute to perform sexual services and stealing from her."

Sarah Roberts, mitigating, said the incident had caused personal problems for Agapi, 27, of Forster Street, Nottingham. He pleaded guilty to theft on May 15 last year. "His wife was naturally furious about this night. To some extent, he has been punished in the home situation. He is extremely ashamed," said Miss Roberts.

The court heard that Agapi came to the UK from Romania nine years ago. He worked as a labourer for four years but struggled to find jobs when his identity card was seized.


Jail term for Ennis brothel keeper

Published in The Clare Champion
9th March 2017

A BRAZILIAN native who showed a “complete flagrant disregard” for the law, after admitting to charges of brothel-keeping in Ennis and Limerick, has been sentenced to a total of eight months in prison.

Aulicete Camargo Walsh of Breskabeg, Clarina, County Limerick appeared before Ennis District Court  charged with two counts of brothel-keeping and one of using a false instrument.

She was charged that being the tenant/lessee/occupier/person-in-charge of a premises at 18 Bank Square, Bindon Lane, she knowingly permitted it to be used as a brothel for the purpose of habitual prostitution on May 9, 2016.

She was also charged with using a Portuguese driving licence, which she knew to be a false instrument. The accused was also charged with running a brothel at 6 Crosley House, Dock Road, Limerick on May 27, 2016.

The court had previously heard that the 54-year-old grandmother was arrested on suspicion of brothel-keeping following a surveillance operation by gardaí.

Three Romanian women in their 20s were found to be operating as prostitutes from the Ennis apartment. When gardaí entered the apartment, they found a customer having sex with one of the women.


Town centre brothel allowed to thrive for decade - despite police knowing about it

Published in The Wiltshire Times
9th March 2017

QUESTIONS are being asked after it emerged Wiltshire Police has allowed a brothel to remain open in the centre of Trowbridge for around a decade.

Swindon Crown Court heard that police visited the ‘massage parlour’ in Norwood Court, which is off Wicker Hill, last June and found two mature women, both from the local area, working in the premises with a client. Both said they were content to be working there.

Last Thursday mother-of-two Marion Meyer-Smith, of Chepstow, who managed the brothel, pleaded guilty to running it since 2002 and received a 12-month jail term suspended for two years.

Women working at the brothel were giving her half their takings, the court heard, and when she was questioned she said she would take £100 to £150 a week from the business while another person got the rest.

Passing sentence, Recorder Robert Pawson said: “Some people describe it as the oldest profession in the world but the fact is it is against the law. Whether they are trafficked or not, and I accept they were not, they are still people being exploited for sex.”

The court heard that around nine years ago a letting agent had contacted the police to tell them what was going on there and received an acknowledgement from the force.