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Murdered sex worker's killer boyfriend is jailed for 20 years

Published in The Daily Mirror
22nd February 2017

The heartbroken mum of a sex worker murdered by her boyfriend said the light in her eyes has died after he was jailed for 20 years.  Brutal Alin Apopei, 27, attempted to decapitate Denisa Silmen, 25 and savagely stabbed her, in a sickening attack which was accidentally recorded on his sister's voicemail.

Denisa's mum Monica said that her daughter had come to Britain from Romania for a better life, a life which was snatched away from her. She said: "The light in my eyes died when she died."

Denisa Silmen's last words of 'you finished me off' were captured on voicemail as brutal Apopei stabbed her in the neck and chest on July 30 2015.

Apopei mistakenly dialled his sister's number with his girlfriend's screams captured on the answerphone. The mobile phone recorded the sounds of the couple apparently having sex before a man says: "I'm going to kill you now. Shall I give you the first one?" followed by a sickening slapping noise.

The harrowing recording captures the 25-year-old victim screaming "oh my God", and Apopei responds: "What did I do to you? Why did you kill me?"

Afterwards, Apopei changed his clothes and left the flat, telling concerned friends of the victim they would find out what happens when you "play with fire".


Hillfields pimp trial: 11 years in prison for two men who forced teenager to work as prostitute

Published in The Coventry Telegraph
22nd February 2017

West Midlands
Two pimps who forced a 17-year-old girl to continue working as a prostitute in Coventry’s red light district have each been jailed for 11 years. Martin Cantle and Thomas Entwistle made the teenager work “night after night” on the streets of Hillfields and “swamped” her with cocaine. The evil pair “treated her as a slave in every way” and put into place a “wicked plan” to exploit her vulnerable position as a child prostitute.

After a four-week trial at Warwick Crown Court, Cantle, 24, of Aldbourne Road, Radford, and Entwistle, 26, formerly of Warwick, but now of Dog Lane, Napton, were both unanimously found guilty of controlling a child prostitute and supplying her with drugs.

They were found not guilty of causing or inciting the teenage girl into prostitution.

Sentencing them for seven years each for the prostitution offence and a further four years each for the drug offence, Judge Andrew Lockhart told Cantle and Entwistle: “You preyed on a vulnerable girl in care and exploited that to your advantage.

“For four months...night after night you forced her on to the highly dangerous area of Hillfields as a prostitute. You two controlled her life in every sense. You swamped her with drugs - you used her addiction to your advantage. You lied in interviews and you lied wholesale to this jury.”


Brothel Manager was told to pay back £116,270 at a confiscation hearing at Reading crown court

Published in The Bracknell News
22nd February 2017

A BROTHEL owner was ordered to pay back more than £100,00 within three months or face being jailed. Michael Emmanuel Adekoya, from Kilmington Close, Bracknell, was the manager of two brothels in Maidenhead between 2009 to 2013.

In November 2012, Thames Valley Police executed a warrant at a premises in Cookham Road and arrested then bailed the 36-year-old and another woman.

A year later, officers had established the parlour had moved to Kings Street and executed a further warrant and arrested Adekoya in June 2013 at his home address.

Adekoya was charged in January 2014 and convicted of managing or assisting in the management of two brothels under the Sexual Offences Act 1956 on January 7 at Reading crown court. For his part, he was jailed for 20 months, suspended for 18 and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.

Last week, he was ordered to pay back £116,270 within three months at a confiscation hearing at the same court on Friday, February 17 or he will have to serve one year behind bars.  At the confiscation hearing, Adekoya was adjudged responsible for his share, deemed to be half of the of monies involved.